Tuesday: Remembering the “First Lady of Song,” soggy weather, and narrating Brooklyn’s past.
Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born; 'America' first used on a world map; U.S. and Soviet troops meet in World War II; The Hubble Space Telescope deployed into orbit; Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald born. (April 25)
Ella Fitzgerald was born 100 years ago today and died on June 15, 1996. By any measure, she was easily the most important singer of the 20th century. By the time she was 21 in 1938, she had completely transformed... Related Stories Julie London: A Good Cry John Williams: Rainbows Video History of the Phonograph
“The First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 on April 25: institutions from the Library of Congress to the Grammy Museum will be honoring her amazing contributions to the jazz canon. It will be interesting to see if any tributes mention Fitzgerald’s “Wacky Dust,” her song about...
The National Portrait Gallery is putting up a photograph of American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, often referred to as "The First Lady of Song." The portrait is on view beginning … Click to Continue »
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Fantastic version by the always amazing Ella Fitzgerald. Of course, there is that time Hugh Laurie sang it...
For Ella's upcoming 100th birthday (April 25), Amy Henderson recounts the story of that fateful Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, Ella's original plan for it, and why she changed her mind just before going on.
The preeminent vocalist is remembered throughout April on the centennial of her birth
On the occasion of what would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, the Grammy Museum and many other institutions will look back at her incomparable legacy in American music. The Grammy Museum has announced a new exhibition, “Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald,” due...
Tadd Hershorn of the Institute Of Jazz Studies notifies us that IJS will hold a two-day symposium March 24 and 25 to celebrate the life and 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996). Hershorn will be among those honoring Ms. Fitzgerald along with longtime IJS leader Dan Morgenstern and a contingent of experts […]
In Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial year, the great singer is being honored around the world. The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra began the celebration with a pair of tribute concerts ahead of The First Lady of Song’s April 25 birth date. The one that Jim Wilke recorded at the Kirkland Performance Center across Lake Washington from Seattle […]
A little Ella Fitzgerald for you today. Kind of fits with what is going on in the US today. Over at Vox, Matt Yglesias has an interesting article on the Trump Transition Team ordering government economists to cook up rosy economic forecasts. With his far reaching economic “it will be great” promises during the election, […]
My frame of reference for this song — the benchmark for duet of this song — is Ella & Louis, but I found this short, live version of Ella and Frank to be totally charming: The post Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald – Can’t We Be Friends appeared first on The Big Picture.
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