Ella Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996), known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning 3 octaves, she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing & intonation, & a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 59-year recording career, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards.

Ella Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996), known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning 3 octaves, she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing & intonation, & a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 59-year recording career, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards.

Ella Fitzgerald :: "She brings out the best in everybody, making everyone work…

Ella Fitzgerald :: "She brings out the best in everybody, making everyone work…

Ella Jane Fitzgerald  4/25/1917-6/15/1996  American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.	 	Fitzgerald started singing with Chick Webb's big band and soon became its star. She recorded "A Tisket-A Tasket" in 1938  and a 14-time Grammy Award winner.

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald 4/25/1917-6/15/1996 American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. Fitzgerald started singing with Chick Webb's big band and soon became its star. She recorded "A Tisket-A Tasket" in 1938 and a 14-time Grammy Award winner.

Ella Fitzgerald Pop Art Print 13x19 by RedRobotCreative on Etsy, $25.00

Ella Fitzgerald - Jazz - Pop Art Poster Print - 13 x 19

Ella Fitzgerald Pop Art Print 13x19 by RedRobotCreative on Etsy, $25.00

Awesome story! Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe.   “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night.... The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” - Ella…

Awesome story! Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe. “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night.... The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” - Ella…

Ella Fitzgerald, Olympia Theatre, Paris, 1960. Photo by Herman Leonard.

Ella Fitzgerald, Olympia Theatre, Paris, 1960. Photo by Herman Leonard.

Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

Ladies of Jazz:    Ella Fitzgerald (April 17th, 1917 - June 15th, 1996)    Billie Holiday (April 7th, 1915 - June 17th, 1959)    Thelma Carpenter (January 15th, 1922 - May 14th, 1997)     Lena Horne (June 30th, 1917 - May 9th, 2010)     Sarah Vaughan (March 27th, 1954 - April 3rd, 1990)      Pearl Bailey (March 29th, 1918 - August 17th, 1990)

Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 17th, 1917 - June 15th, 1996) Billie Holiday (April 7th, 1915 - June 17th, 1959) Thelma Carpenter (January 15th, 1922 - May 14th, 1997) Lena Horne (June 30th, 1917 - May 9th, 2010) Sarah Vaughan (March 27th, 1954 - April 3rd, 1990) Pearl Bailey (March 29th, 1918 - August 17th, 1990)

“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night...She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” -Ella Fitzgerald-

“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night...She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.” -Ella Fitzgerald-

Ella Fitzgerald performing at Mr. Kelly’s (now Gibson’s on Rush), 1958, Chicago.

Ella Fitzgerald performing at Mr. Kelly’s (now Gibson’s on Rush), 1958, Chicago.

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