My chamber choir is trying to find something to sing for an Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday event next year in our community. I really, really like her rendition of “One Note Samba” and am hoping to find an arrangement we can use. Before I start floundering around in my research, thought I’d ask for your collective wisdom of what your favorite arrangements of this is.
Some things about my choir:
* Adults, many with music degrees
* We’re not really jazz singers, though we have sung Swingle Singer charts, Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin and a great Michelle Weir arrangement
* About 12 to 18 singers and I have no idea how many I’ll have to work with next (2017) Janaury, so SATB (with maybe one or two divided parts here and there)
* Probably unaccompanied would be best but something with keyboard or jazz trio could work too
Thank you all for any help pointing me in the right direction!