Piano Information:

"Ella" — by designer: IDL Worldwide (Kevin Lennox)


Photography by: Benji Vuong

Photography by: Benji Vuong

LOCATION:

(Retired)



DESIGNER:

IDL Worldwide (Kevin Lennox)



MUSICIAN:

Ella Fitzgerald



SPONSOR:

Sara &
Mike McHugh



We rescue pianos and put them on the street for everybody to enjoy. We want to give pianists more opportunities to play for the public.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This piano’s evolution is birthed from the playful mind of designer Olivia Tabert – passionate about the intersection of sense experiences. Along with “Mad Scientist” Brian Rabalais, assisted by the nuts & bolts designer Mason Kincaid, and “making this real” Ben Ulsh with the CRACK team, Ace-of-all-Trades Mike Berg, and our very own quiet and powerful behind-the-scenes great OZ, Kevin Lennox. Playing is in our DNA. Come hang out with us sometime!

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

IDL Worldwide is a global brand services firm that delivers strategy, creative, execution and reporting of in-store marketing programs that range from temporary graphics to store fixtures and everything in between. Our retail centric approach spans from generating brand strategy to fabricating brand solutions. It’s this unique perspective that allows us to implement effective campaigns and communications where it matters most - in stores. IDLWW is a part of SGK, a Matthews International company.

 

Namesake Musician:
Ella Fitzgerald

"Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.

 

"Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. (Or rather, some might say all the jazz greats had the pleasure of working with Ella.)" -- ellafitzgerald.com

 

Sponsor:

Sara & Mike McHugh

 

ABOUT PIANO! PUSH PLAY!

We rescue pianos, put them on the street for everyone to enjoy, and then give them to schools, community centers, artists, and others who will love them as much as we do.

 

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