Nel Begley vocals Nick Fitch guitar, Roz MacDonald bass and Eliot Richards sax
Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest vocalist the jazz world has ever heard. Her extraordinary diction, timing, sense of swing and all round joie de vivre meant that her versions of hundreds of great songs were the definitive ones. The songbooks of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Rogers and Hart, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin had no finer interpreter.
Rising star vocalist Nel Begley will focus on the songs performed on the Ella and guitarist Joe Pass. Fresh from performances across the UK (including the Londo Pizza Express) with a wide range of different ensembles, LCoM graduate Nel Begley is an up and coming jazz vocalist and songwriter. She has performed at a large list of festivals including Manchester Jazz, Latitude, Bestival and Boom Town, and has appeared alongside Callum Au, twice grammy nominated jazz diva Rene Marie, and ex Tony Bennet pianist Bruce Barth.
Her ever-growing love of music has led her around the world to pursue a passion to sing, and share her music making.
Nel Begley sings the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass: Sunday afternoon 21 May @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)