Reminiscent of the forties with the electrifying essence of the present is what makes this dynamic brother and sister vocalduo known as The Savoy Ellingtons unique. April Ellington and Edward Ellington Jr. “Heirs To The Jazz Throne” take you on amusical tour from the time when music was music and elegance the fare of the day, and transports you to now! Today!

 

The Savoy Ellingtons, approach and treatment of a lyric is always with deft and understanding. Their diction, phrasing, andsense of melodic structure is clear and precise. Along every note of the way no matter what the song, it is their song andbelongs to no one else.

 

Each has their own legion of followers and are winning new adherents every day. The Savoy Ellingtons has that “touch ofgreatness” reserved for a few. Though April and Edward have their styles individually, the blend of the two makes for amagical performance.

 

Frequently referred to as "Entertainers Extraordinaire”, they have performed extensively throughout the United States,Europe, Canada, and South America. Live performances range from classical and sacred concerts to international jazzfestivals, corporate events, and fundraisers.

 

The two artists acclimatize themselves to a vast spectrum of audiences whether they are singing in English, Spanish, Italian,German, French or Latin. Irrespective of the forum, it is clear that the stage and spotlight are no strangers to April andEdward. Renditions of jazz, pop and international rhythms are enhanced by their musical group, which ranges from tenpieces to a full orchestra.The Savoy Ellingtons’ arrangements, orchestrations, and interpretations of original sound-stylings of this millennium are anexperience truly not to be missed!

PERFORMANCES (Partial List)

 

  • President Barack Obama Inaugural Ball Washington, D.C. - Private V.I.P. Reception 

  • Smithsonian Museum of African American History. 

  • Producers of “An Evening With Smokey Robinson” Duke Ellington School of The Arts – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. 

  • Montreal International Jazz Festival 

  • Duke Ellington Jazz Festival 

  • Lifting As We Climb Foundation Gala / Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers) & Vontae Davis (Miami Dolphins) 

  • Iridium Jazz Club New York 

  • Blues and Dreams Festival 

  • Ottawa International Jazz Festival

 

CORPORATE EVENTS (Partial List)

 

  • A.B.O.T.A. - Maui Hawaii

  • Rome, Italy

  • Paris, France

  • United Kingdom

  • Zurich, Switzerland

 

PERFORMED WITH (Partial List)

  • Duke Ellington

  • Stevie Wonder

  • Stanley Clarke

  • Branford Marsalis

  • George Duke

  • Arturo Sandoval

  • Jeffrey Osborne

  • Tootie Heath

  • Clark Terry

  • Leo Nocentelli

  • Linda Hopkins

  • Joe Williams

  • Little Jimmy Scott

VIDEOS OF THE HOWARD THEATRE GALA OPENING

Washington, D.C.

 

Guests includes Berry Gordy, April & Edward Ellington, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Cathy Hughes & others