THE SAVOY ELLINGTONS
Reminiscent of the forties with the electrifying essence of the present is what makes this dynamic brother and sister vocal duo known as The Savoy Ellingtons unique. April Ellington and Edward Ellington Jr. (the son and daughter of legendary jazz royalty Duke Ellington) take you on a musical 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, and sense of melodic structure is clear and precise. Along every note of the way no matter what the song, it is their song and belongs to no one else.
Each has their own legion of followers and are winning new adherents every day. The Savoy Ellingtons has that “touch of greatness” reserved for a few. Though April and Edward have their styles individually, the blend of the two makes for a magical 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 jazz festivals, 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 and Edward. Renditions of jazz, pop and international rhythms are enhanced by their musical group, which ranges from ten pieces to a full orchestra.
The Savoy Ellingtons’ arrangements, orchestrations, and interpretations of original sound-stylings of this millennium are an experience 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.
Lifting As We Climb Foundation Gala / Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers) & Vontae Davis (Miami Dolphins)
Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
Montreal International Jazz Festival
Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Iridium Jazz Club New York
Blues and Dreams Festival
CORPORATE EVENTS - PARTIAL LIST
A.B.O.T.A. - Maui Hawaii
PERFORMED WITH - PARTIAL LIST
Little Jimmy Scott
April & Edward Produced “An Evening With Smokey Robinson” for the Duke Ellington School of The Arts – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
Howard Theatre Gala Opening
(Guests - Berry Gordy, April & Edward Ellington, Bill Cosby, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick & others).
Purple Carpet Videoclip