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Ella Fitzgerald Competition Announces Details For 2020

Jazzed Magazine • News • December 18, 2019

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The fourth annual Ella Fitzgerald Competition will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Lisner Auditorium on the grounds of the George Washington University in Washington, DC. The festival’s principal hospitality partner will be the Georgetown Suites Hotel, featuring a preferred weekend rate using the discount code “ELLA.”

The theme of next year’s competition will be the 1964 recording “Ella Sings Mercer” with complementary lead sheets provided by accompanist Wayne Wilentz. The competition will coincide with the 16th Annual BIG BAND JAM!, which will take place April 24-26, 2020 at the Sylvan Amphitheater on the National Mall. The competition and the BIG BAND JAM! are free and open to the public.

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