On Saturday, November 18, favorites of the Mainstay, vocalist Sue Matthews and pianist Robert Redd, present their newest show “Ellington & Ella”, a tribute to two giants of the American Songbook – Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.
As the current pianist for the nationally and internationally touring Duke Ellington Orchestra, Robert Redd will be bringing past stories shared among the orchestra members of the great Duke. Ella’s fascinating history through song and story, as told by Matthews, will also be a main focus of the evening. Robert and Sue will be chronicling the special connection Duke and Ella had through such tunes as “Take the A Train”, “I’m Just A Lucky So n So”, “Solitude”, and “Do Nothin’ Till you Hear From Me”,
Showtime for the live concert event is 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance of the show and can be purchased online at mainstayrockhall.org. Phone reservations are accepted by calling (410) 639-9133 (tickets reserved by phone are $25 when paid at the door). The Mainstay is located at 5753 N Main Street in Rock Hall, Maryland. Its regular calendar of local, regional, and nationally touring artists features a live performance every week of the year (February through December) in a variety of music genres.
The programs and presentations of The Mainstay are supported in part with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council and The Kent Cultural Alliance.