Iridium Jazz Club Hosts Freda Payne In Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald

The Iridium Jazz Club is pleased to present soul, jazz and R&B diva Ms. Freda Payne in a very special Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald August 6th through 9th. Sets are at 8:30 pm & 10:30 pm.


Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame with her #1 Hit, “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home,” pays tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, as no one else can! Payne, the star of such Broadway shows as Jelly’s Last Jam, Sophisticated Ladies and Blues in the Night, conjures the spirit of Ella with her renditions of “A-Tisket, a-Tasket,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” and “Mack the Knife,” as well as many other Fitzgerald classics.

Freda’s ever-expanding repertoire includes roles in the award winning musical Blues In The Night and Jelly’s Last Jam – a musical based on the life of jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton. In the review for Blues In The Night the American showbiz daily Variety states:

‘Freda Payne has a truly unique voice that hits an amazing number of notes with a smokey, unusual quality…’

Additionally, Freda has starred in the Broadway production of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and the Tony Award winning production of Hallelujah Baby.

Artist Information

Iridium Jazz Club
1650 Broadyway (at 51st)
New York, NY 10019
Reservations: (212) 582-2121

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