Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Ella Fitzgerald Piano Bar

The Ella Fitzgerald Piano Bar
Throughout Harlem & East Harlem from 11:00am-6:00pm

We proudly celebrate the 100th anniversary of the immortal singer’s birth with this unique daylong program. Our customized mobile piano bar (a pickup truck decked out with a keyboard and PA system) will make stops at five Harlem and East Harlem hot spots. At each location, we will pass out songbooks and microphones so that you can sing your favorite Ella tune along with piano accompaniment.

Be a star for the day! Visit to browse our songbook, brush up on your favorite and come join us to celebrate the first day of Summertime.  Just Take the “A” Train uptown, hope for Blue Skies and meet us at one of the spots below.  It Don’t Mean a Thing without your participation, so Let’s Do It!

Performance Stops:

Apollo Theater
253 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd (W 125th St)

Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave (125th/126th St)

Sister’s Cuisine
47 East 124th Street (Fifth Av & Park Av)

Uptown Grand Central Community Plaza
Park Av & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd (W 125th St), south side

National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 W 129th St (Fifth Av & Lenox Av)

Generously supported by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
Supported by the Music Performance Trust Fund




The Ella Fitzgerald Piano Bar songbook includes the tunes:

(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
A Foggy Day
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
All the Things You Are
Baby It’s Cold Outside (not seasonally appropriate, but makes a good duet)
Blue Skies
Cheek to Cheek
Drop Me Off in Harlem
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Goodnight My Love
How High the Moon
I Don’t Mean a Thing
Just One of Those Things
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Mack the Knife
Makin’ Whoopee
Miss Otis Regrets
Moonlight in Vermont
My Melancholy Baby
The Nearness of You
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night and Day
Oh Lady! Be Good
Someone To Watch Over Me
That Old Black Magic
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr Paganini)