Hearing King do anything is a treat. Hearing her do Fitzgerald should be something special.”

San Francisco Chronicle

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ง๐?
๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‹๐š๐๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐จ๐ง๐ , ๐„๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š ๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ณ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐ ๐ข๐ซ๐ฅ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š ๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐จ๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐๐๐ฌ.

๐€๐œ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐€๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐๐š ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐„๐ฅ๐ฅ๐šโ€™๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ, ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐–๐ž๐›๐› ๐Ž๐ซ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง' ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ. ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š'๐ฌ ๐›๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ก.

ABOUT AMANDA:ย Amanda Kingย is a classic chanteuse who performs swinging standards and jazz. Hailed by critic Stephen Holden in theย New York Timesย as one of the nightclub worldโ€™s โ€œexceptional rising talentsโ€, Amanda is a vivacious and captivating performer bringing to mind the great ladies of song. A devoted fan of classic movie musicals, she relishes diving into history to share the stories, songs and people that make up the treasure trove of pre-1950's American popular music. She is also an educator having taught jazz education classes for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas) as well as presented workshops for the SFJAZZ Discover Jazz series.ย 


ELLA THE EARLY YEARS is a heart-warming and joy-filled musical celebration perfect to add as a highlight of your entertainment roster.ย  Celebrating the origins and early career of Ella Fitzgerald through great music andย superb storytelling, Amanda artfully delivers a cultural retrospective while treating the audience to a wonderful jazz concert.ย Audiences of all ages love the swinginโ€™ tunes from the Big Band Era as well as the factual history and anecdotes.ย 

* Scalable Presentation from vocals with a trio to a big band.ย 

* Performance can be 75 to 90 minutes straight through or 2 hours with intermission.

* Accompanying educational workshops also available for both adults and children.

* This show is perfect for:ย 

ย - Those who grew up listening to Ella and other Crooners and Songbirds
ย - Fans of the Great American Songbook, Vintage Broadway & 1930s and 40s Musicย 
ย - Lovers of Swing Music & Dancingย 
ย - Big Band Era Enthusiastsย 
ย - Jazz Music Fansย 
ย - Young Audiencesย 
ย - Turner Classic Movies Loversย 
ย - Music Historiansย