Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

The First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, Lady Ella.

Founded

April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia

Full Name

Date of Birth

April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia

Still Alive

Date of Death

June 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, California

Ella performs with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in 1947 as Dizzy looks up in awe.
Ella performs with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in 1947 as Dizzy looks up in awe.

About The artist

"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

Did you know...

"I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them."
Ira Gershwin

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