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Ella Gahnt In Old City Phila. On Thurs. Nov. 15th!

Published: 2012-10-31
Ella Gahnt 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
Ella Gahnt
Ella Gahnt

vocalist
. 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.
Grover Washington, Jr.
Grover Washington, Jr.
1943 - 1999
saxophone
, The Sylistics, Pieces of a Dream, alto saxophonist Tony Williams
Tony Williams
Tony Williams
1945 - 1997
drums
and legendary drummer Butch Ballard
Butch Ballard
Butch Ballard
b.1917
drums
. 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
Lee Smith
Lee Smith

bass
, makes no secret of her admiration for pioneers like Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
1917 - 1996
vocalist
, Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
1924 - 1990
vocalist
, Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
1915 - 1959
vocalist
and Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae
1920 - 1994
vocalist
, but she is her own person, as she says, traveling at the speed of swing!

For more information, visit Jazz Bridge.


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