The mission of Jazz and Strings is to perform jazz music originally recorded by major jazz artists incorporating string instruments usually associated with classical music, in order to break down the barriers between classical music and jazz.
The concert features Tina Fabrique, the versatile actress/singer with a thick stage and jazz resume – she has played Ella Fitzgerald on stage in productions at both Hartford Stage and TheaterWorks.
Ms. Fabrique performs selections from the 1956 Verve album, one of the most acclaimed releases in the famous series of LPs Fitzgerald devoted to great popular music composers, as well as other Fitzgerald hits. Among the variety of Fitzgerald favorites to expect are "Begin the Beguine," "I Love Paris," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got
that Swing)" and "Night and Day." A highlight includes Fabrique scatting a la Ella on Antonio Carlos Jobim's "One Note Samba."
The concert also features Gene Bozzi on drums, Rick Rozie on bass, Walt Gwardyak on keyboard, and five members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s string section.
Concert is FREE and takes place on the John G. Martin Foundation Stage, located on the Helen S Kaman Rose Garden Lawn.
Rain date is July 21
Visit jazzandstrings.com for more information.
Support for the 2022 Summer Concert Series comes from:
- The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation
- The Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Fund
- Musicians Performance Trust Fund
- WECA (West End Civic Association)