Celebrating one of the most remarkable Jazz partnerships in history!

When Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong first recorded together in 1946 for Verve Records, it was the start of an unlikely but wonderful musical partnership. The combination of Ella’s refined, super smooth voice paired with Louis’s raspy, rustic voice resulted in a musical chemistry that made their recordings a joy to listen to, and totally unforgettable.

Though stylistically distinctly different, they created some of Jazz Music’s finest and most memorable duets! From the smooth ballad ‘You Won’t Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart’ to the playful ‘Frim Fram Sauce’, Ella and Louis were a musical match made in heaven.

Join Melly Melody, Joe Howman, and the Art Deco Swing Band for an intimate show celebrating the music and friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
C, D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

This show is interchangeable with: S'WONDERFUL, A TRIBUTE TO THE LADIES OF THE 40S, 50S, AND 60S.


*The band configuration is identical, allowing venues to potentially choose the one most suitable for their audiences!

*Option to have two performances per day - can be different shows.

*Band consists of Piano, Drums, Bass, Trumpet and vocalist.

Venue to provide: Grand Piano is ideal, however an electric piano will also suffice (we can also provide our own).

LX, AV and Sound operators and equipment (preferred)

2 x standing mic stands, 2 x wireless handheld mics, 1 x projector (optional), 1 x screen (optional) Risers for band (optional)

Can be performed in cabaret mode with chairs and tables and also works well as a dinner show.

A Sunshine Coast based performance company with a passion for creating and delivering high quality, authentic and engaging entertainment for awesome humans who love music and live entertainment is our mission! At Melly Melody Entertainment, great show concepts are born, nurtured and developed into fully realised productions. Quite simply, we love what we do and do what we love!

Melly Melody Entertainment has the following touring shows currently available:

A Sentimental Journey - Celebrating Doris Day S'Wonderful, A Tribute To The Ladies of The 40s, 50s, and 60s. The Frim Fram Sauce - Melly Melody and Joe Howman Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Funny Girl, The Barbra Streisand Story. The Big Senior Sing-A-Long

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Unique Selling Point

It's a story not often told but one that is truly engaging through classic songs and stories from the Ella and Louis songbook. This show appeals not only to lovers of Jazz and Swing, but to audiences who love fabulous, well written music!

Marketing Materials

Poster/Flyer- Webpage Images- Video Footage- Show Reel- Audience quotes- Social Media- Print and online marketing with dedicated Senior's publication.

Community Engagement

Vocal Workshop-Trumpet Workshop-Aged Care Concert