Throughout 2017, during the anniversary year of her 100th birthday, the City will honor the life and music of Newport News’ own, Ella Fitzgerald – “The First Lady of Song” with the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration. The opening of Ella’s Place is only one of many events that will take place during the year.
On Sunday, January 15th, join the celebration at Ella’s Place, pop-up jazz club, from 7:00 - 11:00 PM, visit Ella's Place at 711 Thimble Shoals Boulevard in City Center in Newport News and enjoy a performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) Jazz Ensemble. The VSO Jazz Orchestra is comprised of 17 of the finest jazz and contemporary musicians in the region. In the tradition of the great jazz orchestras of the world they perform music of the “Great American Songbook” arranged by the greatest arrangers of our time and times past. Following their performance, guests can dance to tunes on the Lindy Hop dance floor.
Ella’s Place is sponsored by Greater24 Positive World Network, Binchmark, CCA Commercial Floors & Interiors, Go Green Electric, Marriott, Pomoco and PR Flight.
Tickets for Ella’s Place events are $10 and can be purchased at www.downinggross.org.