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Flying High

The music of the great jazz canaries who spread their wings

Debuting March 8-10 2024 at New York's Birdland Theater

Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. 


Early in their careers, they were “canaries” -- women singing with the great Big Bands of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, and others. 


But these women were birds of a feather in more ways than one. They didn’t let bandleaders define them and they all went on to soloist careers. 


Now California-based music nonprofit, Jazz at the Ballroom, is presenting “Flying High: Big Band Canaries Who Soared,” to share the music of these trailblazing women.


It's a revue of the music made famous by jazz canaries once they spread their wings.!

Line-up includes Champian Fulton, Carmen Bradford, Jane Monheit, Nicholas Payton, Ekep Nkwelle, Lezlie Harrison, Willie Jones III, Charles Ruggiero, Olivia Chindamo, Gretje Angell, Neal Miner, Mike Gurrola and more!

Tickets for Birdland March dates 

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