Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815-4500
The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra is celebrating 15 years of incredible music with a very special anniversary concert. Under the baton of music director Mitch Glickman, the 67-member orchestra will accompany guest vocalist Jane Monheit, who'll channel the late, great Ella Fitzgerald to mark the centennial anniversary of the First Lady of Song's birth. The Grammy-nominated Monheit has played many of New York's most famed nightclubs and has released close to a dozen albums, including a recent album dedicated to the unforgettable songs of Miss Ella Fitzgerald, an artist she has always "loved and revered." This one-of-a-kind celebration, presented at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, will kick off with a work by George Duke and feature two world premiere works by Alan Chan and Gordon Goodwin.