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Gail Pettis - Ella et al. Celebrating the Great Ladies of Jazz
The Orcas Center
Eastsound, WA
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Gail Pettis - Ella et al. Celebrating the Great Ladies of Jazz
Gail Pettis
Ella et al.
Celebrating the Great Ladies of jazz!

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: $20.00 / $18.00 students
The Orcas Center
Tickets available at Darvills Bookstore & online

Gail Pettis is a two time winner of Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Northwests Vocalist of the Year award.  Gail'swarm, rich vocals and retro air, hint at the silken sophistication and storytelling style of the young Nancy Wilson. The Seattle vocalistis excited to return to the island and share her love and appreciation for all who have gone before her and paved the wonderful road called jazz.

Gail has chosen the fitting occasion of the100th birthday celebration of the First Lady of Jazz herself, Ella Fitzgerald. It would be difficult to find a jazz fan or performer who has not been profoundly influenced by her music, Pettis says. The term et al. comes from Pettis' pre-jazz days as a healthcare provider and scientific researcher.  The termis an abbreviation for the Latin phraseet alia,which means and others. Pettis chose this term to illustrate her belief thatI never singalone - I stand on the shoulders of all the greats who have come before me. This show is my way of honoring iconic vocalists whose work has challenged, informed and inspired so many of us. says Pettis. The show will include music by Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and other greats. Gail will also feature some contemporary artists she considers to be personalheroes and role models. Joining Gail is the Darin Clendenin Trio and special guest, the Islands own jazz great, Martin Lund. Ticket are available at Darvills Bookstore in Eastsound and online at

Donna Laslo



The Orcas Center (View)
917 Mt. Baker Road
Eastsound, WA 98245
United States

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Orcas Open Arts
On BPT Since: Nov 27, 2013
Donna Laslo

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