Ann Hampton Callaway - The Ella Century - 8/3/17Thursday, August 03 2017 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start
- Front Premier
at City Winery Chicago
Ann Hampton Callaway…superbly intelligent, singularly creative pop-jazz stylist who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Streisand, Ronstadt, Shirley Horn, and Dianne Reeves...” JazzTimes — returns with an exciting show kicking off Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial year. Callaway explores the breadth of Ella Fitzgerald’s repertoire in a show titled “The Ella Century” including fresh takes on classics such as, “How High the Moon,” “Mr. Paganini,” and “Every Time We Say Goodbye." Ann will be accompanied by the renowned pianist Reggie Thomas.
One of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, Ann has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. She won the Theater World Award and received a Tony nomination for her starring role in the Broadway musical "Swing!" Ann made her Hollywood screen debut in Robert DeNiro's "The Good Shepherd" and was featured in the soundtrack of Queen Latifah’s “Last Holiday”. She’s written over 250 songs including Platinum Award winning hits for Barbra Streisand and the theme for the hit TV series “The Nanny.”
She performs the critically acclaimed acts "Sibling Revelry" and “Boom!” with Broadway star and sister Liz Callaway. Recently, Ann has taken the symphony world by storm with her tribute to her legendary mentor in “The Streisand Songbook” which she premiered with The Boston Pops and has performed with over 70 symphonies. Her latest CD, “From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project” was released to rave reviews and goes a long way in establishing Ann as one of the premier jazz voices in the world. Mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer Todd Whitelock, it is Callaway's first live solo CD, recorded at the height of her vocal and interpretive powers.