PEGGY LEE 100th ANNIVERSARY  

                                 The Centennial of an Icon

 

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   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.