Charlie Fishman, founder and executive producer of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, will host a birthday concert for the late, legendary Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, featuring local jazz talents, at the Lincoln Theater on Saturday, April 26.
The concert features three acts: Jam on U All-Stars (featuring frequent U Street jazz luminaries such as saxophonist Antonio Parker and drummer Nasar Abadey, with conductor Bobby Felder); Will Smith and the W.E.S. Group with Special guest vocalist Cynda Williams; and the DC Bass Choir, featuring Herman Burney, Jr. and Steve Novosel.
At the concert, Fishman will also announce the theme and lineup for the 2008 Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, scheduled to take place October 1-7.
Tickets are $20 and available at the Lincoln Theatre box office at 1215 U Street, NW. (202) 328.6000.