Cabaret and Jazz vocal stylist, New York and Los Angeles actor/singer - Pinkie Washington will perform her original cabaret show, ELLA AND HER FELLAS - the story behind icon - saluting Ella Fitzgerald, at the M BAR HOLLYWOOD, tonight, July 15, at 7 p.m., at the M Bar in Hollywood, Calif.
The M Bar is not just a bar, it's a posh, red velvet cabaret room with a hip, speak easy feel - so you may have to took twice to find it - its under the blue canopies, located at 1253 N. Vine (corner of Fountain Avenue), Hollywood, Calif. Pinkie's Ella tribute is so hip, Frank Sinatra always swings by - in the form of a guest artist duet.
M BAR reservation line is (323) 856-5618, or tickets can be purchased in advance via the link on pinkiewashington.com, where you can also see a taste of the show.
Tonight, the “fellas” in ELLA AND HER FELLAS, include guest duets with Ernie Draffen, Joseph Callari, and Amin EL. Pinkie likes to give the posh treatment and will be accompanied by jazz veterans Rich Eames (toured with the Pointer Sisters, Doc Severinsen and many more) on piano, and Tony Dumas on bass.
Pinkie presents an exhilarating, theatrical show with jazzy vocals including “secret pleasures and morsels from Ella's songbooks” designed to please both cabaret and jazz fans. In her last NY role, she played daughter to the fabulous Leslie Uggams, in a revival of J.E. Franklin's “Black Girl”.
Pinkie Washington is also a visual artist, and two lucky audience members will win signed prints of her ELLA AND HER FELLAS invite illustration.
Washington debuted ELLA AND HER FELLAS last fall at Tom Rolla's Gardenia Club (the country's longest running cabaret room). The California African American Museum presented highlights from the show sponsored by Target, as part of their Women's History Month celebration.
For more information, visit pinkiewashington.com or follow her on Twitter @Pinkiesez.