The Centennial of an icon

4 May 2024

Jazzclub Schlot

Invalidenstr 117, 10155 Berlin


Vocalist Susanna Bartilla sings a swinging tribute

illustrated with exclusive family photos and rare videos on a big screen


On the occasion of Peggy Lee's centennial, vocalist and Lee-specialist Susanna Bartilla pays a heartfelt hommage, endorsed and supported by Lee's grand-daughter and heir Holly Foster-Wells.

A vocal performance full of swing, charm and emotion is enhanced with witty or wise anecdotes and illustrated with private photos, rare videos and movie extracts on a big screen, offering a personal and intimate look into the life and songs of the fabulous Miss Peggy Lee. 

Duke Ellington called Peggy Lee the "Queen". Tony Bennett said she was the "female Frank Sinatra" and most of today's vocalists consider her their major influence. In her over 60 years of career she was awarded dozens of gold records as well as a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. Lee was nominated for 12 Grammies and an Academy Award for her performance in Pete Kelly's Blues. 

A denizen of the songwriters Hall of Fame, Peggy Lee was the first true singer-songwriter and wrote over 200 songs including major hits like It's a Good Day, Johnny Guitar or Don't Smoke in Bed which were covered by the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan.

 Susanna Bartilla's performance affords the audience a glimpse into a fascinating life and the unparalleled career of a compelling singer and trailblazing, surprisingly modern woman.