Stella sings Ella at the Island Arts Centre

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To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer Stella Bass brings ‘Stella Sings Ella’ to the Island Studio Theatre on Saturday, April 1 at 8pm.

Fans of traditional jazz are in for a real treat as Stella Bass pays tribute to the life and times of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.

Accompanied by internationally-acclaimed guitarist, Hugh Buckley, Stella covers Ella Fitzgerald’s famous repertoire of songs performed with giants from the world of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman.

Dubliner Stella Bass studied singing and piano accordion from a young age.

Following a spectacularly non-rebellious and well-behaved youth in which jettisoning piano accordion studies in favour of completing a degree in Computer Science in University College Dublin was the highlight, Stella later took up the piano and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Music in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music.

As well as theatre concerts and shows, Stella has been invited to perform at prestigious private events including the RBS Six Nations, the Ryder Cup @ the K Club and the Heineken Cup, and regularly performs for high-end corporate clients.

Known as the first Lady of song, Lady Ella won 13 Grammy’s and sold over 40 million albums, and was known for her distinctive style and range that included singing ballads, jazz and pop.

With her ‘diamond cut-glass voice’ Stella always brings her own inimitable touch of class to the show.

As one of Ireland’s most in-demand singers, she performs regularly in venues across the country including a regular top spot in Dublin’s renowned Cafe en Seine.

With the launch of her new album ‘Too Darn Hot’, a vocal jazz album ranging from Cole Porter to contemporary takes on songs by Amy Winehouse and Robert Palmer, ‘Stella Sings Ella’ is a chance to hear jazz performed to its highest standards.

Tickets for the Lisburn show, priced £12, are available by logging onto www,islandartscentre.com.

Alternatively, for further information or to book tickets, please contact the Island Arts Centre box office on

028 92 509254.