Most folks know that Ella Fitzgerald is one of the greatest American singers of all time. In her huge discography, a few records that deserve a spotlight are the four she made with phenomenal jazz guitarist Joe Pass in the ’70s and ’80s. These are some of the softest, most emotionally tender records Fitzgerald recorded in her long career—her singing duets with Pass’ gorgeous guitar work. Guitarist Terrence Brewer and blues vocalist Pamela Rose loved these records so much, they wanted to pay tribute to them on the Kuumbwa stage. It will be a night of musical intimacy.
INFO: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $26.25/adv, $31.50/door. Information: kuumbwajazz.org. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.