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Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Listening Series Kicks off Thursday

July 26, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald, 1979. Photograph by Tad Hershorn.

Join the Paul Robeson Galleries and the Institute of Jazz Studies for Fascinatin’ Rhythm: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald on Her Centennial with Institute of Jazz Studies archivist Tad Hershorn on Thursday, July 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark (54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102).

Experience the First Lady of Song in sound and video touching on over 50 years in the career of the woman who, over 20 years after her death, remains the gold standard. Tad Hershorn of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers–Newark, who photographed Fitzgerald extensively between 1971 and 1991, will provide an evening of songs and reminiscence of this great artist.

The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served after the program.

This is the first of a three-part series of jazz listening sessions led by Institute of Jazz Studies scholars in partnership with the Paul Robeson Galleries. These listening sessions will be held in the exhibition space of Records at Play: The Institute of Jazz Studies @50.

Upcoming Sessions
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6–8 p.m., led by archivist Elizabeth Surles
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6–8 p.m., led by executive director Wayne Winborne

Download a flyer here [PDF].