The votes are in, and the five finalists have been selected. The Ella Fitzgerald Competition has been postponed until Saturday, October 10, 2020. The 4 th annual “Ella Fitzgerald Weekend” shall now coincide with America’s Columbus Day Weekend between October 10-12, 2020 with the following five finalists:
Lucy Wijnands (Mamaroneck, NY)
Ariana Stefanidis (New York, NY)
Naledi Masilo (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Atrin Madani (Berlin, Germany)
Taisha Estrada (Alexandria, VA)
The weekend will continue to include all the former performers including GRAMMY-Award winning vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer accompanied by the Eric Felten Orchestra and the George Mason University jazz chorus. The competition will occur at Blues Alley between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the concert occurring at Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University. In addition to the above Ms. Jane Monheit will be performing October 10th to 11th at Blues Alley with hospitality and lodgings arranged in co-operation with Georgetown Suites. There will be additional details announced as we continue to update our calendar and content. Please be safe, please be patient, and please continue to remain posted.
Meet our finalists: