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CJO’s Swingin’ at the Southern with Louis, Ella & Friends

by Mark Subel on February 1, 2010

Columbus, OH – The Jazz Arts Group’s 2009-2010 Swingin’ at the Southern series continues with Louis, Ella & Friends, a journey through the Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald songbooks, featuring the Columbus Jazz Orchestra under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling.

With a contagious smile and captivating charm, Byron was chosen to portray Louis Armstrong on Broadway in the musical Satchmo. Combine Byron’s infectious style with Carmen Bradford, who sang in front of the Count Basie Orchestra for nine years, and add in local keyboard wiz Dave Powers, and you’ve got one very special tribute to Armstrong and Fitzgerald.

Louis, Ella & Friends runs February 24 – 28 at the historic Southern Theatre. Visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for complete schedule and performance times.

Tickets:

Single tickets are on sale now for $49 (main floor), $46 (first balcony) and $41 (second balcony). Tickets are available by phone at 614-469-0939 and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are also available at the CAPA ticket office at 39 E. State Street. Call 614-294-5200

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