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Gary & Chelsey's Musical & Mod Apartment in Queens — House Tour

Pin it Name: Gary and Chelsey Knight and their cats, Scout, Boo, Atticus, and Ella Fitzgerald Location: Astoria, New York Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Musicians Gary and Chelsey Knight's open and airy Astoria flat boasts two features that many big city apartments lack: natural light and space. Show More Summary

First Nighter: Maurice Hines's 'Tappin' Thru Life' Is Tops, Mac Wellman's 'The Offending Gesture' Has Its Moments

You say you want to be entertained? You say you want to see a performer working in the now fading 20th-century entertainment tradition, someone who worked alongside Ella Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey and certainly learned from, among many others, Lena Horne and Sammy Davis Jr.? You're in great luck. Show More Summary

See Scenes from the Streets of ’60s New York

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Sepp Werkmeister spent the '60s and '70s photographing jazz luminaries like Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis, which meant he spent an awful lot of time traipsing around New York. So he started taking photos between performances, too, capturing the streets of Harlem, the East Village, and Times Square, along with... More »

Julie London: A Good Cry

last monthMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Julie London sang Cry Me A River several times on TV over the years after she made the song her own in 1956. Written by Arthur Hamilton in 1953 for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the film Pete Kelly's Blues...       Related Stories Julie London's Holiday Album John Williams: Rainbows Video History of the Phonograph  

Saturday Gardening Thread: Stormy Weather [Y-not and KT]

Y-not: Greetings gardeners! Welcome to your Saturday Gardening thread. Today's thread is brought to you by Ella Fitzgerald: I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, especially my fellow morons and moronettes in tornado country. This is how we spent part...

There’s only one Christmas song more popular than Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

There are certain songs that can always get you in the holiday spirit, whether it’s Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” or Ella Fitzgerald’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” But one song that is seemingly universally loved is Mariah...Show More Summary

Enough Beauty to Ruin Your Day: From Ella to Dilla

Technically, I don’t understand jazz. Emotionally, I feel the power of Louis Armstrong, Wayne Shorter, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Brian Blade, Miles Davis, and others. I do not have a technical understanding of music theory, though I did… Continue reading ?

Ella Fitzgerald

4 months agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

This article was first published in June 2004.Considered by many to be the 20th century's greatest female singer of jazz and American popular song, m: Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) is one of the few singers whose work transcends generations and musical genres. Fortunately, over the course o... [ read more ]

Raye – “Tell Me” (Prod. Blood Diamonds)

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Raye aka Rachel Keen is a 17-year-old singer from South London (Croydon) who has been writing songs since she was 10 and cites old-school jazz and soul influences like Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole. She recently had a session with Los Angeles producer Blood Diamonds and “Tell Me” was the result. It’s […]

Seattle Symphony’s first black player auditioned down the phone

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Bruce Lawrence, a Harlem bassist, played with Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane before he got bitten by the symphonic bug. After spells with the CBC orchestra in Ottawa and the Syracuse Symphony, he got a call from Seattle and played to them down the phone. ‘There were maybe 10 [African-American symphony players] in the whole country,’ […]

Singer/Songwriter Redeems Audition With Soulful Vocal on The X Factor UK 2015 (VIDEO)

Singer/songwriter Stephanie McCourt redeemed her audition with a soulful take on Ella Fitzgerald's "Summertime" on The X Factor UK 2015! Watch the performance video here:

Daylight Video

Saxophonist Lester "Pres" Young was born on this day in 1909. Here he is in a famous video performance of "Blues for Greasy" in 1950. That's Ella Fitzgerald coming in...

German band legend dies, aged 89

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Max Greger, master of 150 recordings and stage partner of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, has died of cancer in a Munich hospital. He ran the house band for the ZDF television network.

See Watkins Family Hour, Fiona Apple 'Get High' With Ella Fitzgerald Cover

After more than a decade's worth of monthly variety shows in Los Angeles, the Watkins Family Hour have turned themselves into a traveling band, embarking on a tour that kicked off at the Newport Folk Festival last Thursday. Stealing the show that night was the band's version of "When I Get Low I...

Van Alexander, songwriter and prolific TV music arranger, dies at 100

Mr. Alexander was the co-writer of Ella Fitzgerald’s biggest hit in 1938 and had a long career in Hollywood.

Van Alexander, songwriter and prolific TV music arranger, dies at 100

Van Alexander, a musical jack-of-all-trades, who co-wrote Ella Fitzgerald’s biggest hit in the 1930s, led a swing band, composed arrangements for other bandleaders and later became a composer and music director in Hollywood, died July 19 at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100.Read full article >>

Van Alexander (1915-2015)

7 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Van Alexander, a big band arranger and bandleader whose arrangements date back to 1936 and was best known for A-Tisket, a Tasket, a song he co-wrote with Ella Fitzgerald and arranged for Fitzgerald and Chick Webb in 1938, died on...       Related Stories Jazz Legends, in Their Words  

Van Alexander dies at 100, big band leader and Ella Fitzgerald composer

When he was young, Van Alexander knew that he wanted to have a life in music. What he didn't know was that his long list of future musical achievements would be ignited by a children's song that he arranged and co-wrote with singer Ella Fitzgerald.

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