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
Apr25
WashingtonDC, USA
Whittall Pavilion
Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald [Lecture]

Larry Appelbaum, Music Division

Concerts from the Library of Congress

Apr25
WashingtonDC, USA
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
“Happy Birthday Ella!” Concert

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Apr25
Usk, WalesUnited Kingdom
Sessions House
A 100th Anniversary Tribute Concert to Ella Fitzgerald

Sessions House

Apr25
Newport NewsVA, USA
Christopher Newport University

Professor Kelly Rossum

Christopher Newport University

Apr25
MalmöSweden
Palladium Malmö
Dear Ella – 100 år: Vivian Buczeck & Martin Sjöstedt Trio
Apr25
New YorkNY, USA
Birdland Jazz Club
Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday (4/25-4/29)

Jane Monheim with Nicholas Payton

Birdland Jazz Club

Apr25
WashingtonDC, USA
Blues Alley Club
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks

Apr26
New YorkNY, USA
Lincoln Center
Annual Gala: Ella at 100 - Forever the First Lady of Song

Renée Fleming, Roberta Gambarini, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Marilyn Maye, Audra McDonald, Camille Thurman, Kenny Washington, and Cécile McLorin Salvant

Apr26
ViennaAustria
Porgy and Bess
Happy Birthday Ella – A Big Band Celebration

Richard Oesterreicher Big Band feat. Karin Bachner

Porgy and Bess

Apr28
WashingtonDC, USA
Lisner Auditorium
Patti Austin & the Count Basie Orchestra Celebrate ELLA AT 100!

Patti Austin & the Count Basie Orchestra

George Washington University

Apr29
PortlandOR, USA
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Patti Austin’s Homage to Ella Fitzgerald

Patti Austin and the Festival Orchestra

The Oregon Symphony Pops Series

Apr29
University ParkIL, USA
Governor's State University Center for Performing Arts
The Monk Meets the First Lady

Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz Philharmonic featuring Tammy McCann

Orbert Davis Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

Apr30
Silver SpringMD, USA
The Levine School of Music
Ella at 100! A Jazz Lecture by Larry Appelbaum of the Library of Congress

Larry Appelbaum of the Library of Congress

The Levine School of Music

Apr30
GreenvaleNY, USA
Tilles Center
Celebrating Ella: First Lady of Jazz

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Long Island University - Post

Apr30
WashingtonDC, USA
Sylvan Theater
Tribute to Ella @ 100

Bowie State University and The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys

Sylvan Amphitheatre

May5
InterlochenMI, USA
Interlochen Center for the Arts
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Gary Motley and Carmen Bradford

Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble

May5
ChicagoIL, USA
Chicago Symphony Center
Regina Carter: Simply Ella

Regina Carter and the SFJAZZ Collective

May11
Des MoinesIA, USA
Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald featuring Tina Haase Findlay

Tina Haase Findlay and the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra

May13
Salt Lake CityUT, USA
Brighton High School Auditorium
Elegant Ella – Centennial Celebration

Katrina Cannon and The Night Star Jazz Orchestra

The Night Star Jazz Orchestra

May17
SalzburgAustria
Landestheater Salzburg

Francesca Hart – Adi Jüstel Quintett and Adi Jüstel - Latin Swing Express

May17
SalzburgAustria
Salzburger Landestheater
Konzert für Ella Fitzgerald

Francesca Hart, Beppe Pilotto, Flip Philipp, Wolfi Rainer

Salzburger Landestheater

May18
Elm GroveWI, USA
Sunset Playhouse
Ella Meets Mel

Ellen Winters and Johnny Rodgers

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