Philipse Manor Hall

Philipse Manor Hall
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
914-965-4027

ELLA CELEBRATION



Enjoy an evening of dinner and song from the famed Gothic Chamber at Philipse Manor Hall!

Join the Eric Alexander Quartet and top New York vocalists 
as they chronicle and celebrate the life, legacy, 
and one hundredth birthday of 
America’s First Lady of Song, 
Yonkers’ very own 
Ella Fitzgerald.   




Tickets for Ella Celebration
Friends of PMH $65**
General Admission $75

Your paypal receipt will serve as your ticket. 

**Not a friend?  Join here

MEET THE PERFORMERS:
Harold Mabern / Pianist
Long considered one of the All-time great post-bop jazz pianists, Harold Mabern’s career spans over sixty years. In that time he has performed and recorded with a veritable who’s who in jazz. Counting Phineas Newborn, Jr, and Ahmad Jamal among his early influences, his style has been described as being wildly imaginative. With well over twenty recordings under his own name and countless others as a sideman, Harold Mabern is in every respect a legendary figure in Jazz.

Eric Alexander / Saxophonist
Leader of his own renowned quartet, Eric Alexander is a respected figure in the world of jazz. His career built upon the same considerable talents that propelled him to fame in the early nineties has been filled with the kind of rich collaborations that produce a body of work that is second to none. His prodigious quartet is quite simply considered among the best in the business.  

Joe Farnsworth / Percussionist
Along with Eric Alexander his co-alumni from William Patterson College, Joe Farnsworth studied under Harold Mabern before embarking on a career that has placed him firmly within the top tier of jazz percussion. Often compared to the legendary Max Roach, Joe’s style and performance has been described as electrifying, guaranteed to be a treat indeed for every audience.

John Webber / Bassist
Bassist John Webber moved to New York City in 1987 to pursue his career, and has never looked back. A familiar figure within jazz here in the US as well as around the world, John has played with everyone from Junior Cook, and Johnny Griffin to Etta Jones. His ongoing association with the Eric Alexander Quartet means he can be seen regularly in and around the New York area.     

Marion Cowings / Vocalist
Marion Cowings had the talent and distinct good fortune to study under the famed vocalist John Hendricks, and eventually replaced Dave Lambert as part of that legendary trio.  It’s hardly surprising then that his career spanning six decades is replete with exceptional musical associations, such as Clark Terry and Kenny Barron. His rich baritone never disappoints.

Shirley Crabbe / Vocalist
Shirley Crabbe’s voice has been referred to as being almost Ella like. Suffice to say with a sound like that her singing can honestly be described as exceptional. And her career credits certainly reflect this, with numerous musical associations among them being recordings with Houston Person and Donald Vega. Shirley’s debut album Home remained on the jazz charts for twenty six weeks.

Jackie Gage / Vocalist
Jackie Gage is a musical storyteller, and her recent month long engagement at Mintons bears this out, with rave reviews being given to her hushed and intimate performances. Her warmly received 2016 debut album Siren Songs reached #43 on the JazzWeek charts. 

          
     

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