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 sings Cole Porter songbook Photo Allan Grant “You Do Something to Me” 1956

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

Photo by Yale Joel for Life Magazine, 1958 Ella Fitzgerald performing at Mr. Kelly’s nightclub

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra

"Watching the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald duet with Frank Sinatra on AspireTV. This photo is not from that show, but it is in the same time frame Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald: Here's my girl "Ella Fitz" looking joyous in the prime of her heyday.

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald is another role model of Polished and Poised! Her music will be played softly in the background to add warmth to the party. Then we can kick it up a bit with modern energizing music for the fun JMM photo shoot!

2008 JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) Poster  ELLA FITZGERALD  http://www.smithsonianjazz.org

JAM 2008 Poster - The National Museum of American History has issued a new poster to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. The poster features Ella Fitzgerald, “The First Lady of Song,” with an illustration by the American artist Jeffrey Fulvimari.

The great, Ella Fitzgerald (what a voice)

Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald poses for a portrait circa 1945 in New York City New York

Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime (1968)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Summertime" - ♪ Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio - Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin). The first lady of song in Berlin, Beautiful mother singing a lullaby to her baby.

Ella Fitzgerald, Paris, France, 1960

Ella Fitzgerald, Paris, France, If butter could sing, it would sound like Ella.

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

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves and known for her incredible scat singing.

Ella Fitzgerald

Find Ella Fitzgerald bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - The greatest female interpreter of the American…