Mr. Bregman worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire and other show-business giants.
Each December since 2008, I've selected a different album for the JazzWax Vintage Holiday Album Hall of Fame. I established this modest institution largely out of frustration. I love holiday music, but so few albums are perfect. For an album...
Some of my all-time favorite albums are the duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong — they are delightful contrasts of his gravelly singing and wonderful horn playing and her angelic picture vocals. The full story behind ‘Ella and Louis’ has been unveiled 60 Years Later by Longreads. Show More Summary
Join the amazing Anne Evenou, The Pearl’s 17 piece Big Band and conductor Antonio Ximenez for a magical night of jazz with music from all your favourite Jazz divas such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Natalie Cole, Sarah VaughanShow More Summary
Besides enjoying tea, I also enjoy listening to jazz. Given that fancy hotel tearooms seem to pipe in a lot of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, there must be something about the tea-and-jazz combination that works. For me, tea andShow More Summary
Stars Pay Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald At Apollo Theater – And Take A Swipe At Republican Nominee Actors Kevin Spacey and David Alan Grier were a few of the performers who honored jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald – but also couldn’t
If you were a female jazz vocalist who began your recording career in 1959 or later, you were almost certainly in trouble. Not only were you entering space already crowded with band veterans such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah... Related Stories Dolo Coker: California Hard Bill Evans: Some Other Time Larry Young: 1964-65
Gabourey Sidibe and Juno Temple star as the iconic BFFs.
“That Mr. Thielemans, who performed with greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker, played jazz on the harmonica was unusual enough. Even more unusual was how he first gained widespread international attention: by playing guitar and whistling in unison.”
What fun to read Chris Reynolds’ article on Harlem [“Full-Tilt Harlem,” Aug. 7]. Thank you. And thanks for remembering Ella Fitzgerald. Here's another spot you'll love: the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. It’s finally in its permanent location, and the museum’s programs are wonderful. The Harlem...
From another tough summer, 1968. What are you listening to this evening?
Shanice Wilson-Knox is no stranger to the music industry. As early as 9 years old, the young entertainer was singing alongside the likes of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, but it wasn't until the '80s and '90s that Shanice truly rose to fame as a solo artist. Show More Summary
Ella Fitzgerald, Down Beat, William P. Gottlieb photographerForms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress) Caption from Down Beat: A cliché worth repeating is that Ella is the greatest natural singer in the world. Show More Summary
We are enjoying a rich period of jazz vocals creation; the story continues... Ella FitzgeraldJazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set Verve2016 Ella Fitzgerald is certainly the vocalist to include first in this review as hers is one of the few voices that are the jazz vocals gold standard... [ read more ]
It's Monday, yes, but it's also Ella Fitzgerald's birthday (it would have been her 99th). What fragrance are you wearing? I'm in Hermès Eau de Néroli Doré. I wore it all weekend, and I'm really glad I bought this one. Tea at the moment is roasted dandelion + roasted chicory + cinnamon. Reminder: on 4/29, wear one of your "top 10 of spring" fragrances...
On April 25, 1917, Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. The legendary jazz singer dubbed the “Queen of Jazz” passed away 20 years ago on June 15, 1996. Today, we remember Ella Fitzgerald on what would be her 99th birthday. Show More Summary
Pay a free visit to a national park, sip a seasonal beer from a local brewer, laugh it up with Tracy Morgan celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's birthday.
We are enjoying a rich period of jazz vocals creation, the story continues... Erica Papillion-Posey Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set Verve2016 Vocalist Erica Papillion-Posey recently published a book entitled Musings From the Mind of a Mezzo, Poetry and Prose of Passion, Pain and Plight... [ read more ]
April Showers Bring May Flowers and it's raining.... Women singers...yes it is. Lina OrfanosEssentially Ella Babinis Productions2016 m: Ella Fitzgerald is HOT, HOT HOT!. And if Jane Monheit's The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald (Emerald City Records, 2016) was just the beginning, then... [ read more ]
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald Grabbing the attention of your potential employer is the most treacherous task for the unemployed. Show More Summary