Appearing at Jazz Bridge in Old City! – at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House on 4th and Arch St. on November 15th — is singer Ella Gahnt. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 610-745-3011.
Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that assists area jazz and blues musicians in crisis, is sponsoring this event and others in the Jazz Bridge in Old City! series.
Gahnt is a studied, experienced, versatile and entertaining singer and arranger who has performed with dozens of national names, including Grover Washington, Jr., The Sylistics, Pieces of a Dream, alto saxophonist Tony Williams and legendary drummer Butch Ballard. She is currently the vocalist with the Legends of Jazz Orchestra. The names of the venues in which she’s appeared could fill volumes.
Gahnt, accompanied on this engagement by pianist Aaron Graves, drummer Harry "Butch" Reed, and bassist Lee Smith, makes no secret of her admiration for pioneers like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Carmen McRae, but she is her own person, as she says, traveling at the speed of swing!
For more information, visit Jazz Bridge.