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
Sep25
WashingtonDC, USA
Davis Performing Center, Gonda Theatre
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook

Will Friedwald

Georgetown University Music Program

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

Fran Morris-Rosman

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

Oct29
Silver SpringMD, USA
Silver Spring Library
Duke Ellington: Genius Beyond Category

Dr. John Hasse, Smithsonian Curator Emeritus

Oct30
Los AngelesCA, USA
Carson Center at the University of Southern California
USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra: Celebrating Ella

Bob Mintzer, USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra

USC Thornton School of Music

Nov3
Costa MesaCA, USA
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Tribute to Ella

Larry Blank, Harolyn Blackwell, Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony

Nov4
Costa MesaCA, USA
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Tribute to Ella

Larry Blank, Harolyn Blackwell, Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, Pacific Symphony

Pacific Symphony