02/24/06

Performers for Virginia's Ella Fitzgerald Festival Announced

The Ninth Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival, held in Newport News, Va., will take place April 5-8. Festival performers this year include Kurt Elling (pictured), Eddie Palmieri, the Count Basie Orchestra and Branford Marsalis.

Kurt Elling and the Christopher Newport University Jazz Ensemble will kick off the festival April 5, with tickets priced $10 for adults and $5 for students. The following evening, Eddie Palmieri and Tiempo Libre perform, with ticket prices ranging from $20-$40 for adults and $10 for students. Patti Austin & the Count Basie take Friday evening’s spot, with tickets again ranging from $20-$40 for adults and $10 for students. And closing the festival is a performance by Branford Marsalis; tickets are again between $20-40 for adults and $10 for students.

More information is available online.

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