A Night with Ella
Friday 15th October, 7.30pm
McPherson Recital Room
We're sad to say that Georgia Cecile is no longer able to join us at this year's festival - a very exciting opportunity for her. The good news is we'll be joined by another award-winning jazz vocalist Seonaid Aitken, who will bring us #ANightWithElla.
“A voice that ranges from crystal clear high notes to a low, silky purr.”
Two-time Scottish Jazz Award-winning vocalist, swing violinist, composer/arranger and BBC ‘Jazz Nights’ broadcaster, Fife-born Seonaid Aitken presents her highly acclaimed tribute to the ‘First Lady of Song’. Having performed a Big Band production of ‘A Night With Ella’ across Scotland to audiences of up to 1000 to mark the centenary of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth, Seonaid will create a more intimate, strippedback show accompanied by piano trio and saxophone to celebrate the ‘Queen of Jazz’.
Well known on the Scottish jazz scene as frontwoman of gypsy jazz/1930s swing band Rose Room (Scottish Jazz Awards winners ‘Best Band’), Seonaid has also performed with jazz greats Martin Taylor MBE and the Tim Kliphuis Sextet. She has featured as a soloist at the March Manouche festival in Wales as well as being much in demand as a session player/singer/arranger in Scotland recording with Deacon Blue, Carol Kidd MBE and Blue Rose Code and has played violin for 20 years with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. Seonaid released her debut solo jazz album in 2019 - ‘What Is This Thing Called Love?’ - with the Scottish Session Orchestra which features Seonaid’s orchestrations and includes a little nod to Ella!