Fri Mar 31, 2023
Music

The Billie Holiday Project

Stella Heath and an all-star jazz and swing ensemble celebrate Lady Day's 108th birthday.

Billie Holiday’s 108th Birthday Celebration! The Billie Holiday Project is a show created and led by Bay Area jazz vocalist, Stella Heath. This special night honoring the life, legacy, and artistry of the incredible Billie Holiday, will guest feature some of San Francisco’s finest swing style players. In addition to the  Billie Holiday Project Band the show will feature: guitarist Nick Rossi, a San Francisco-Bay Area jazz scene stalwart, popular both as a bandleader and sideman, known for his classic approach to early, swing, and modern jazz; and Clint Baker on Trumpet and Trombone, said to have the closest trumpet sound to Louis Armstrong of anyone perhaps in the world. The music Billie sang is in and of the “Swing Era” so the night will feature swing and lindy hop choreography by professional swing dancers.

 

About The Billie Holiday Project

The Billie Holiday Project celebrates the music of Lady Day. Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal as if she was singing them softly in your own very ear. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s Jazz Club. Drawing from some of Billie’s most recorded tunes, the band also revives some of the earlier and lesser-known tunes that Billie interpreted. In performance, interspersed with the music are stories of Billie’s life and musical artistry. The Band features Stella Heath, invoking the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday; Neil Fontano, piano virtuoso from Sonoma County; Robby Elfman, rich and inventive on tenor saxophone and clarinet; Trevor Kinsel, interchanging between upright bass and cornet; and Spike Klein on the drum kit.

 

 


 

COVID-19 Safety

Please see our Covid-19 Safety policy for current requirements.

Ticketing

Ticket prices are subject to change. The Presidio Theatre allows returns up to 48 hours in advance of a performance. Processing fees cannot be refunded. For more information, please see the theatre’s Return Policy.

If you need assistance with ticketing please contact us at boxoffice@presidiotheatre.org or 415-960-3949.

Dates

Fri, Mar 31
7:30pm

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