BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene As posited by artists ranging from Nancy Wilson to Ella Fitzgerald to Harry Connick Jr. — what are you doing New Year’s Eve? You still have a few weeks to answer that....
The holiday season is ripe for reminiscing, be it with old friends, distant relatives or beloved songs. While the music industry has shifted its focus to streaming services, reissues and box sets are one pop tradition that isn't going away.
Regina CarterElla: Accentuate the PositiveOkeh RecordsThe wonderful jazz violinist Regina Carter helps celebrate the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald on her latest recording. Speaking of Ella, she explains, "One of the many things that I adore about Ella is that she just loved music and didn't box herself in. Show More Summary
Seems the capital is rapidly hurtling towards Christmas and so are we. Here’s our pick for this week’s increasingly festive events. Sample some of the UK’s finest music documentaries.Fan of Joe Cocker, Ella Fitzgerald, or Tangerine Dream?...Show More Summary
Friday, Nov. 3 Tribute to Ella: The Pacific Symphony honors Ella Fitzgerald’s legacy with the ballads and jazz numbers including “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” $35-195. 8 p.m. 600 Town Center Drive, […]
Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald and Paul Sparks have been cast in three key roles in Starz’s Sweetbitter, which follows Tess (Ella Purnell) as her job at a top New York City restaurant leads her into a world of drugs, drinking, love, lust, dive bars and fine dining. Show More Summary
Vivian BuczekElla LivesProphone RecordsSwedish vocalist Vivian Buczek has made her contribution to the Ella Fitzgerald centenary with this release. This is collaboration with pianist and arranger Martin Sjo?stedt with bassist Niklas Fernqvist and drummer Johan Lo?fcrantz Ramsay. Show More Summary
Melissa Lee, AKA Sweetly Voiced, has put a diabetes spin on Ella Fitzgerald’s classic tune “Miss Otis Regrets.” In this diabetes parody, learn why Miss Otis is unable to have lunch today. You can see more of her diabetes parodies on the Sweetly Voiced YouTube channel.
During the 1960s and '70s, he was one of the busiest jazz drummers in America, playing with a range of stars from Quincy Jones to Stan Getz to Ella Fitzgerald to Peggy Lee to Roberta Flack to Doc Severinsen on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show to Simon and Garfunkel's 1981 concert in Central Park to […]
Grady Tate, a jazz drummer known for his work with Peggy Lee, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and many others and whose warm baritone led to a second career as a singer, died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 85. His wife, Vivian,...Show More Summary
Costume designer Zelda Wynn Valdes first gained fame for dressing stars like Ella Fitzgerald and Mae West.
'Lizz Wright performs a rendition of the classic song “Nearness of You” on the occasion of the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth.' -- Event Buzz Media
Maybe the third time will be the charm? In 2014, the Hollywood Bowl presented a concert tribute to the late, great Ella Fitzgerald that had its heart — but not its mind — in the right place. With warmly respectful performances by Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others, “To Ella with Love”...
When the concert to celebrate the centennial of jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald is billed in part as 100 Years, 1,000 Memories, it feels right to start this story with one of those many memories, this one courtesy of trumpeter Jon Faddis who will lead a big band through the Dizzy half of […]
Art dog Ella Fitzgerald has an appreciation for art criticism. Her human, artist Julia Powell, says the golden retriever will "spend as much as two minutes in front of a canvas and then she'll resume dog activities...She'll look at the same canvas as much as five times during the day."
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Oh your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’ So hush, little baby, don’t you cry. – Lyrics to Summertime, sung by Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald knew a lot about the haves and have nots. Show More Summary
Even if you don’t know who Lili K is, you know her voice. You may recognize the soulful singer from any one of the standout guest features she’s done for both Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, but the 25-year-old really established herself as a solo star with the release of her debut album “Ruby”...
Ella Fitzgerald is not only artist Julia Powell's companion, but she's also the artist's toughest critic. Golden Retriever Art Criticism: Day 3. UPDATE! I did a test and she is clearly drawn to blues and greens and WATER (no interest in red or orange at all and less interest in my birch trees). Show More Summary
“The First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 on Tuesday, April 25: institutions from the Library of Congress to the Grammy Museum will be honoring her amazing contributions to the jazz canon.
Earl Scruggs and Friends, Foggy Mountain Breakdown Ella Fitzgerald, Misty. Beats the Johnny Mathis version. A standard from the Great American Songbook. Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze. Not from the Great American Songbook. And presumably not about weather conditions. Cream, Sunshine...