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Ella Fitzgerald Competition Finalists Announced

Jazzed Magazine • News • April 8, 2020

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Five finalists have been selected for the Ella Fitzgerald Competition, which has been postponed until Saturday, October 10, 2020. The fourth annual “Ella Fitzgerald Weekend” shall now coincide with America’s Columbus Day Weekend between October 10-12, 2020 with the following five finalists: Lucy Wijnands (Mamaroneck, NY), Ariana Stefanidis (New York, NY), Naledi Masilo (Johannesburg, South Africa), Atrin Madani (Berlin, Germany), and Taisha Estrada (Alexandria, VA).

The weekend will continue to include all the former performers including GRAMMY-award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer accompanied by the Eric Felten Orchestra and the George Mason University jazz chorus.

The competition will occur at Blues Alley between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., with the concert occurring at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University.

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