Carmen Loves Ella!

July 17, 2016

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: One World Theatre


“Carmen Loves Ella!”


Carmen Bradford

with guest Karen Tennison

With performances on 4 Grammy Award-winning albums, sold out concerts the world over, and sixteen recordings, Carmen Bradford is considered to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists alive today. On Sunday, July 17, this celebrated vocalist joins Women in Jazz Association, Inc. as they pay tribute to “The First Lady of Song”, Ms. Ella Fitzgerald. For over sixty years, Ella set the standard for vocalists of all genres and has been influential to singers from Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Torme’ to Michael Buble’, Natalie Cole, and Harry Connick, Jr.

Sharing the stage with Carmen Bradford will be song stylist and Austinite Karen Tennison, as the opening act. Karen Abigail Tennison is a born-and-raised Austin, Texas jazz vocalist living in the heart of Texas enjoying the life of a musician. Karen, like Anita O’Day, considers herself a “song stylist,” meaning she uses her voice like an instrument, considering herself more of a jazz musician than a vocalist. With a voice as captivating as Karen’s, it’s no surprise that she plays music at some of Austin’s most premiere venues with some of the city’s finest jazz musicians.

Don’t miss this incredible evening as the legacy of Ella Fitzgerald is honored by Carmen Bradford, one of today’s greatest jazz singers.

Background: Women in Jazz gives tribute to Ella Fitzgerald presenting “Carmen Loves Ella” featuring Carmen Bradford

Featuring: Women in jazz will feature talented vocalists and musicians to create a memorable experience, featuring Carmen Bradford, Karen Tennison, including Pamela Hart, and accompanied by Tyrone Jackson, Aaron Allen, Terrence McDaniel, Michael Malone, Damian Garcia, and Richard Mikel.

Date/Time: Sunday, July 17, 2016; Showtime at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm

Location: The One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX

Directions to the One World theatre

Tickets: Tickets available at One World Theatre Box Office at 888-616-0522 or online at

Information: For more information, visit This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Sponsors: City of Austin Cultural Arts Division; McDonald’s; IBM; Woman Magazine; Ron Means;; HartBeat Productions, LLC; Austin Revitalization Authority; The Villager Newspaper.

Contributions from private donors. Thank you for helping Women in Jazz make this happen!

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