Ella

Biography

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). She performed at top venues all over the world, and packed them to the hilt. Her audiences were as diverse as her vocal range. They were rich and poor, made up of all races, all religions and all nationalities. In fact, many of them had just one binding factor in common - they all loved her.

Events

Date
Location
Venue
Show
Performer
Presenting Organization
Tickets
May26
TorranceCA, USA
The Campus Theatre El Camino College
Viva Ella!

N/A

El Camino College

Jun6
TorontoCanada
Roy Thomson Hall
TSO - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/6/2017-6/7/2017)

Steven Reineke, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocalist Montego Glover, vocalist Sy Smith, vocalist

Jun7
New YorkNY, USA
Lincoln Center
Ella on My Mind

Michael Feinstein

Jun10
Los AngelesCA, USA
The Hollywood Bowl
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME of Cal State Long Beach will open the Playboy Jazz Festival

PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

Jun16
PittsburghPA, USA
Heinz Hall
Ella Louis and All That Jazz (6/16-6/18)

With Byron Stripling and Marva Hicks

Pittsburgh Symphony

Jun17
North BethesdaMD, USA
The Mansion at Strathmore
Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song

Seth Kibel

Strathmore

Jun23
FayettevilleAR, USA
Starr Theater
Jane Monheit: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

Jane Monheit

The Walton Arts Center

Jul19
Los AngelesCA, USA
The Hollywood Bowl
Ella and Dizzy A Hundred Years A Thousand Memories

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Aug1
MarnachLuxembourg
The Cube 521
3 Femmes

Ms. Viktor Lazlo

The Cube 521

Oct19
Pacific PalisadesCA, USA
Palisades Branch Library
An Evening Remembering Ella

Fran Morris-Rosman

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation