In continuation with Preservation Hall’s Salon Series, jazz vocalist Quiana Lynell and the Preservation All-Stars will pay tribute to the iconic jazz songstress Ella Fitzgerald this weekend.
Quiana Lynell is a graduate from Louisiana State University’s music department and has earned accolades for infusing her classical training with gospel upbringing and storytelling skills as a jazz performer. Four-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard has remarked in the past that his first thought upon hearing her sing was “Where have you been, and why am I just hearing about you?”
Together with Pres Hall’s All-Stars, Ms. Lynell will perform classics from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook while joining a long line of musicians who’ve used the Salon Series stage to elevate their visibility in New Orleans and elsewhere. The Salon Series at Preservation Hall is an expansion on some of the special shows and programs that have already been successful. They are broadening the range of musical acts and adding more digital and visual arts to their roster in what the venue describes as “a cohesive, thematic season of programming, expanding both our digital content and visual arts offerings, while broadly exploring our musical inspirations.” Forthcoming events in the series include performances from rappers Mia X and Boyfriend, as well as film screenings, photography exhibits, and more.
Lynell will be performing on Saturday, November 25, at 1 p.m. Preservation Hall is located on 726 St. Peter Street. To attend, it is $25 general admission at the door. There are also a limited number of reserved seats that can be purchased at preservationhall.com. Check out the video below to watch Quiana Lynell perform Ella’s “All of Me.”