Culture 11:05 17/05/2017 Armenia

Yerevan Opera Theatre to host a concert celebrating 100th anniversary of the Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald

Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic theatre will host the concert “Ella Fitzgerald 100” on May 24. As the ministry of culture reports, RA Honored Artist Vahagn Hayrapetyan’s St. Petersburg jazz quartet and world-famous jazz singer Marjorie Barnes from the U.S. will appear in the concert. The conductor is the Artistic Director of the theatre, Honored Artist of RF Constantine Orbelyan.

It is noted, that Marjorie Barnes was born and raised in New York City. In a long and diverse career in music, she has made a name for herself as a world class singer and actress, with starring roles on Broadway in the musicals “Hair” and “Dream girls.” In the mid 70’s she worked as the lead vocalist in the renowned soul group The Fifth Dimension. 

She became known throughout Europe as a first-class jazz vocalist and performer, working in musicals, at jazz festivals, with symphonies and big bands, and with her own trio.  Marjorie Barnes has performed in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Las Vegas Hilton. She has appeared in concert with the Metropole Orchestra, the Rotterdam Symphony and the Tampere Symphony in Finland. She has worked alongside such artists as Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Eckstein, Marcus Miller and Mel Lewis.



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