On the occasion of International Jazz Day and to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, the U.S. Embassy in Paris presents a pubic concert at Parc de La Villette with all female jazz vocal trio Sweet System whose exciting new arrangements of Ella’s most famous songs and scats add intricate harmonies and style to the swinging sound of The First Lady of Song’s legacy.
"When a human being is oppressed, the natural tendency is to feel anger. Jazz is a response to oppression that is not bullets and blood. Jazz is the expression of harmony ... and at the same time of hope and freedom." - Herbie Hancock