By Herb Boyd
The Black World Today, May 2006
Songstress Delores King Williams, ably abetted by an ensemble led by Loren Schoenberg, evoked memories of Ella Fitzgerald during a concert at the Nubian Heritage Bookstore in Harlem Thursday evening. Whether on snappy uptempo pieces (“Mr. Paganini”) or on warmly delivered ballads (“A Ship Without A Sail”), Williams clearly knew her away around the Fitzgerald repertoire. Fitzgerald, ranked among the greatest jazz singers, died in 1996 at 79. Bassist Larry Ridley, who conducts the Jazz program at the Schomburg Center was among the ensemble members. The free concert was sponsored by the Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Photo by Herb Boyd