Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

  • Ella Fitzgerald - LONDON - JULY 17:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white. )  Liv Dawson poses during a photo session on July 17, 2012 in London, England. Liv launches her new single 'Here's That Rainy Day'. At the age of 13, Liv brings her own refreshingly unique style and an interpretation that defies her age to Here's That Rainy Day - a classic fifties melody, originally performed by musical legends, such as Dolores Grey, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald among others to be launched on July 26, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - LONDON - JULY 17:  Liv Dawson poses during a photo session on July 17, 2012 in London, England. Liv launches her new single 'Here's That Rainy Day'. At the age of 13, Liv brings her own refreshingly unique style and an interpretation that defies her age to Here's That Rainy Day - a classic fifties melody, originally performed by musical legends, such as Dolores Grey, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald among others to be launched on July 26, 2012 in London, United Kingdom.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - (From L-R) Vibraphonist Warren Wolf, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, trumpet player Christian Scott, and actor-comedian Bill Cosby joke about the height of a microphone as musical director George Duke looks on during the opening gala of the historic Howard Theater in Washington, DC on April 12, 2012. First opened in 1910 in the 'Black Broadway' neighborhood of the capital,  it has remained closed for the past 32 years until reopening  on April 09, 2012. In its heyday, the Howard Theater featured vaudeville, live theater, musicals and local talents shows, bringing the newest and biggest names of the era in black entertainment. Some of the most celebrated entertainers who performed there include Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - A woman walks past the historic Howard Theater in Washington, DC on April 12, 2012 hours before the opening gala at the theater. Opened to the public in 1910 in the 'Black Broadway' neighborhood of the capital, the Howard Theater remained closed for the past 32 years. In its heyday, it featured vaudeville, live theater, musicals and local talents shows, bringing the newest and biggest names of the era in black entertainment. Some of the most notorious entertainers who have performed there include Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald prepares to perform backstage at the 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald performs at 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald prepares to perform backstage at the 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald prepares to perform backstage at the 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald prepares to perform backstage at the 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald prepares to perform backstage at the 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29: Ella Fitzgerald prepares to perform backstage at the 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29: Ella Fitzgerald performs at 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald performs at 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - WHEATON, MD - FEBRUARY 29:  Ella Fitzgerald prepares to perform backstage at the 'Celebrity Rehab' drag show at Rehab on February 29, 2007 in Wheaton, Maryland.
  • Ella Fitzgerald - (FILES) People attend at the legendary Parisian concert hall, Salle Pleyel 13 September 2006 the reopening performance of the appropriately-entitled "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler. Salle Pleyel reopened its doors this week after a four-year renovation aimed at enhancing its appeal to Europe's finest symphony orchestras. Over the decades some of Europe's finest orchestras graced its stage, as well as legends from the world of jazz, such as Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, and modern music including Ravi Shankar.  AFP PHOTO JEAN AYISSI

(Photo credit should read JEAN AYISSI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ella Fitzgerald - (FILES) People arrive in the hall of legendary Parisian concert hall, Salle Pleyel 13 September 2006 for a reopening performance of the appropriately-entitled "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler. Salle Pleyel reopened its doors this week after a four-year renovation aimed at enhancing its appeal to Europe's finest symphony orchestras. Over the decades some of Europe's finest orchestras graced its stage, as well as legends from the world of jazz, such as Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, and modern music including Ravi Shankar.  AFP PHOTO JEAN AYISSI

(Photo credit should read JEAN AYISSI/AFP/Getty Images)
"The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range, Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a brilliant scat singer, and had near-perfect elocution; one could always understand the words she sang. The one fault was that, since she always sounded ...more


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