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.
"Jazz is really about the human experience. It’s about the ability of human beings to take the worst of circumstances and struggles and turn it into something creative and constructive. That’s something that’s built into the fiber of every human being. And I think that’s why people can respond to it. They feel the freedom in it. And the attributes of jazz are also admirable. It’s about dialogue. It’s about sharing. And teamwork. It’s in the moment, and it's nonjudgmental." - Herbie Hancock