Leslie Odom Jr. Helps Pay Tribute to Ella and Dizzy at Hollywood Bowl

Cabaret & Concert News   Leslie Odom Jr. Helps Pay Tribute to Ella and Dizzy at Hollywood Bowl
The Hamilton Tony Award winner will sing jazz in 100 Years, 1,000 Memories concert.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Leslie Odom, Jr. Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Leslie Odom Jr., Tony-winning co-star of the original cast of Hamilton, will take the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles July 19 as part of a concert salute to jazz giants Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie.

Titled Ella and Dizzy: 100 Years, 1,000 Memories, the concert will feature the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, plus Odom, Jane Monheit, Vince Mendoza, Andra Day, Lizz Wright, Regina Carter, and Patrice Rushen. They will perform standards from Fitzgerald’s songbook, backed by the A Dizzy 100th Celebration All-Star Big Band: Jon Faddis, Billy Childs, Charles McPherson, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, who will be playing from Gillespie’s original jazz charts.

Odom can next be seen on the big screen in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film Murder on the Orient Express, out November 10.

Tickets to Ella and Dizzy: 100 Years, 1,000 Memories, costing $9 to $104, can be ordered at MyHollywoodBowl.com.

The Hollywood Bowl booking is a major stop for Odom on a concert tour that will take him to Seattle, Atlanta, New York’s Hamptons, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Here are his scheduled 2017 appearances:

July 15: Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheatre, Park City, Utah
July 19: Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California
August 5: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton Beach, New York
August 12: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia
August 13: Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois
August 15: James K. Polk Theatre, Nashville, Tennessee
September 17: Moore Theatre, Seattle, Washington
October 14–15: Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, Washington DC
October 19: Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine
October 21: Stranahan Theatre, Toledo, Ohio
December 8: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California


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