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