Tenderloin Museum is pleased to present Concerts at the Cadillac Redux: Celebrating The Fab Four & The First Lady of Song, an evening honoring 100 years since the birth of Ella Fitzgerald and the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band.
In Concerts at the Cadillac Redux, Tenderloin Museum celebrates the Cadillac Hotel’s Concerts at the Cadillac, a monthly event created to provide high-quality music for hotel occupants and the residents of the district. The ongoing programming seeks to uplift and empower the neighborhood via the very music that was born in the Tenderloin. Concerts at the Cadillac Redux will feature jazz artist and Tenderloin tenant counselor, educator, and community activist, Pam Coates. As our leading Tenderloin Museum tour guide, her valuable insight into the neighborhood has been integral to the museum’s identity since its inception. Coates will be performing alongside Benn "The Bass Of The Bay" Bacot, a local jazz singer whose stylings have been compared to Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams, and Nat King Cole.
These vocalists will be channeling iconic music that enraptured the world, including selections from The Beatles’ 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a record lauded for its unprecedented innovation in songwriting, sound design, cover art, and concepts. The eighth studio album by the famed English group won four Grammy Awards — including Album of the Year, and has been called “the most important rock & roll album ever made” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
The 50th Anniversary of the famed album coincides with the centennial of the birth of "The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald. The winner of 13 Grammy awards, Fitzgerald worked with virtually every jazz great of the time, and has sold over 40 million albums.
Pam Coates and Benn Bacot are pleased to celebrate these great artists in collaboration with the Cadillac Hotel and Tenderloin Museum.