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Freda Payne: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at the Stockton Performing Arts Center

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

You’re invited to the Stockton Performing Arts Center 2023-2024 season opener – Freda Payne: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. One Night Only – October 14, 2023 at 7:30pm!Freda Payne, celebrated R&B and jazz vocalist, who shot to fame with her #1 Hit, “Band of Gold,” and “Bring the Boys Home,” pays tribute to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, as no one else can! Payne, the star of such Broadway shows as Jelly’s Last JamSophisticated Ladies and Blues in the Night, “recreates the spirit of Ella” with her renditions of “A Tisket, a-Tasket,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing.” and “Mack the Knife,” as well as many other Fitzgerald classics.

“Payne conjures the spirit of Ella… she’s off the charts with Ella-tonian fever. Payne rocketed the crowd up into Ella’s galaxy.”
– New York Amsterdam News

“Payne bears a remarkable resemblance to the legendary singer’s sound, and has mastered the wordless scatting style developed by Ella.”
– Variety

“Payne makes Ella worth seeing and hearing. Her scatting is a wonder.”
– Star-Ledger

Event Details:

  • Event: Freda Payne: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
  • Start Time: 7:30 pm
  • Runtime: Approximately 90 minutes
  • Box Office: 6:00 pm
  • Lobby: 6:30 pm
  • Doors: 7:00 pm
  • Intermission: Yes
  • Lobby Cash Bar: Yes
  • Parking: Lot 6A, 6B, or 7. The PAC is closest to lot 6A.

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