There are and have been many Jazz festivals around the world every year, but for the most part, they are all pretty much alike, sadly nothing special. EllaFest will be the Rolls Royce of Jazz Festivals, the only one deserving to celebrate the greatest vocalist and Jazz artist of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. No corn dogs, carnival food or County Fair atmosphere. Instead this special event with feature quaint bistro tables, wine, cheese, top chefs, upscale everything.
Hosted by the wonderfully talented Jazz vocalist, Ella’s son, Ray Brown Jr, this festival will present the top Jazz artists, and unlike other so-called Jazz festivals, there will be no rock acts to sell more tickets. Since this will be the premiere Jazz festival all major Jazz stars want to appear here. There will be multiple stages for non-stop live music.
Starting on a Friday evening, EllaFest will open with a video montage of Ella’s performances followed by Ray Brown, Jr doing a Tribute to his legendary mother. The festival will continue all day Saturday with a top name artist headliner, Sunday evening will close with The Inductions & Awards Ceremony of The International Jazz Hall Of Fame, which will be taped for a television special.
This will be an upscale event catering to an adult, highly educated and affluent audience. Produced by music industry veteran Shelly Liebowitz, Ray Brown Jr and staged by Joe Buffalino.