Bessie, Billie, Ella and Friends

Bessie, Billie, Ella and Friends

$25.00 per ticket

Overview

Get ready for an evening of legendary jazz that pays tribute to artists in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. GMF favorite and Broadway star Syndee Winters will be joined by jazz singer, songwriter and actress Ann Hampton Callaway, with a guest appearance by S.O.A.R. (April May Webb and Randall Haywood). Melissa Kate will open.

Program subject to change.

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About the Artists

Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year” Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and… Read more

Melissa Kate

Born in New York State, Melissa Kate is a powerful and entertaining singer who now travels the globe with her music and arts. She is a classically trained stage actress who uses the craft of theater to create memorable music concerts in jazz, soul and blues. She began singing jazz in the late 90’s in New York City, shortly before traveling internationally for the Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Entertainment in support of our Armed… Read more

Sounds of A&R (S.O.A.R.)

S.O.A.R. is the brainchild of vocalist April May and Trumpeter Randall Haywood. Partners in music and life, April and Randall have come together on “Horizon” for a distinct sound that fuses aspects of Contemporary Jazz, Soul, R&B, and Gospel influences. April May, the sister of Contemporary Jazz keyboardist Jacob Webb of The JT Project, hails from Newton, Kansas. Her unique vocal approach draws from a wide range of influences from Sarah Vaughan to Ledisi. She… Read more

Syndee Winters

New York born, Miami raised, Syndee Winters has the privilege of touring the world doing what she loves. Her career began shortly after high school, as a dancer for NBA team, The New York Knicks. A graduate, and recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Five Towns College, Syndee’s theatrical accomplishments include, Disney’s The Lion King where she made her Broadway debut as “Nala,” Motown: the Musical (Mary Wells, Diana Ross), Pippin (Leading Player u/s)… Read more