Known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz,” critically acclaimed vocalist Michelle Johnson is back with “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Backed by a stellar ten-piece band led by Pianist and Musical Director Bill Zappia (of the Terry Fator Show), the evening will feature the great hits of Fitzgerald and will highlight the key points of the jazz legend’s illustrious career. Enjoy the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and more, with swinging arrangements and the soaring vocals Johnson is known for.
Michelle’s special guest is Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit. Monheit’s latest album “The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald” is a gorgeous nod to Ella’s repertoire, and the New York times described Ms. Monheit of having “a voice of phenomenal beauty.”
Michelle Johnson is known for her unique sound, versatile repertoire, and sold-out productions. She has also worked as a backup singer or appeared with legendary artists including Gladys Knight, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and others. Michelle's liquid voice and unique storytelling style will engage you from the first note to the last.
Her upcoming album of originals is being produced by Grammy winner Kamau Kenyatta (producer for Grammy winner Gregory Porter and others).
Presented in the intimate setting of Myron's Cabaret Jazz inside The Smith Center, this promises to be a wonderful evening featuring musical treasures from the Great American Songbook that were recorded by arguably the greatest singer of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. See you there!
More about Michelle Johnson at www.michellejohnson.com
Friday, April 19th at 8 pm Myron's Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center in Las Vegas Tickets: www.thesmithcenter.com