The Ella Effect
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:15 PM - Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:00 PM (PDT)
1. Online ticket sales have closed, but tickets for Saturday night's show are available at the door. Doors open at 7:15pm.
2. Saturday's showtime is 8pm (not 10pm). We apologize for any confusion!
“Ella Effect” is the story behind Ella Fitzgerald’s genius. After a sold out premiere at Shotwell Studio last fall, “Ella Effect” returns to Vima Ballroom May 31 and June 1, 2013.
“This ain’t your mama’s tribute to Ella show; this is an incisive look at the ways she created herself and her style through beautiful renditions of the songs that Ella made her own. Josh and Freeplay (Dance Crew) take these lessons and amaze you with how truly timeless this work can be. Matching movement and music, dance and daring, you have a spectacular evening in store. “
- Pam Peniston, Executive Director, National Queer Arts Festival
Description: A one-hour show featuring extraordinary jazz singers and musicians, energetic swing and hip hop dancers, and honest, riveting narrative. “The Ella Effect” is the story not just of how Ella became a genius, but how her method of personal evolution can apply to anyone, anywhere. In 12 time honored classic Ella standards, Josh Klipp and his talented cast not only entertain, but illustrate and bring to life Ella’s simple and brilliant approach to creating genius…and perhaps even profound change.
Tickets: $15 online/ $20 at the door. Reserved seating will be available, as well as swing-era and speakeasy inspired pre-show refreshments.
Doors @ 7:15pm
When & Where
Josh Klipp & Freeplay Dance Crew
Joshua Klipp is a San Francisco-based jazz singer, choreographer, writer and event producer. He and his band, The Klipptones, play their unique brand of swinging standards all over the Bay Area including the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Union Square’s “Jewels in the Square”, Savanna Jazz, the Condor Club, and more. You can see them every Friday in June and July from 7-11pm at San Francisco’s historic Palace Hotel.
Joshua Klipp also founded and is the Creative Director of Freeplay Dance Crew, a hip-hop fusion dance company established in 2000. In April 2013, Freeplay sold out three consecutive performances of its evening length production, “Re/Genesis”, a show that plumbed depths of human spirituality and connection. Freeplay Dance Crew has also performed all over the Bay Area including San Francisco Pride, Central Market Arts Festival, Dance Out Diabetes, the National Queer Arts Festival, Fresh Meat, Dance for Another Day and more, as well as numerous fundraising efforts for community and arts-focused organizations.