This highly successful show sold out at the Edinburgh Festival, London's South Bank and Manchester's Royal Exchange. It was also the cabaret at Prince Edward's birthday party at the Savoy Hotel, London.
"Providing a creamy icing on an enjoyable solid cake was Barbara Jay who has moved almost stealthily into the ranks of the best singers, bringing a tender feeling to ballads and scatting along merrily in true Fitzgerald style"
(Peter Hepple, The Stage)
"The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Show backed by the Tommy Whittle Quartet, played to a full house, such is their reputation. The titles of a fabulous era and legendary performers had toes tapping from start to finish."
(Arts Centre, Swindon)
"An evening of pure joy. Catch it if you can."
"The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Show seemed to sweep across the Watford Palace Theatre stage in a matter of moments. At the end the audience was still on a high and the singers were called back for no less than three encores."
"This was a superb night of tasteful music which played to a packed house. The quality of the singing and band were first rate, some of the finest talent on the British circuit."
(Director - The Colchester Arts Centre)