The Billie Holiday Project
The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day! Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal as if she was singing them softly in your own very ear. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s jazz club. Drawing from some of Billie’s most recorded tunes, such as “Blue Moon,” “Billie’s Blues,” “God Bless the Child” and “Strange Fruit,” to name but a few, the band also revives some of the earlier and lesser-known tunes that Billie interpreted.