Ella Fitzgerald

Snarky Puppy, Ella Fitzgerald, Julius Rodriguez & More: New Release Cheat Sheet

If you’re looking for some great new music to discover this weekend, look no further than our weekly New Release Cheat Sheet. Snarky Puppy announced the release of their new album, Empire Central, due out September 30 via GroundUP Music. The announcement is accompanied by the debut of the new single “Trinity,” and a live-in-studio video of the track that you can watch via the player below. Recorded over a week of performances at the Dallas’ Deep Ellum Art Company, the record is described as Snarky Puppy’s love letter to the city that nurtured them after they formed while in the Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas.
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Hand drawn animated Ella Fitzgerald video debuts

“Cheek To Cheek” appears on forthcoming Hollywood Bowl live album. The majesty and magic of Ella Fitzgerald performing live is brought to vivid life in the new animated video for the incredible, one-of-a-kind performance of her beloved tune, “Cheek To Cheek,” recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl on August 16, 1958 with a full orchestra, conducted and arranged by Paul Weston. Directed and animated by London-based artist Sharon Liu, the whimsical, beautifully hand drawn and painted video pays homage to the world-famous venue which played such a pivotal part in Fitzgerald’s story and celebrates The First Lady of Song through a dazzling array of gorgeous, ever-changing gowns as she struts and twirls across colorful scenes while masterfully singing the timeless tune.
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Vinyl Vault — Ella Fitzgerald, “Fine and Mellow”

On the next Vinyl Vault, we’ll hear the Grammy winner for best jazz vocal album. From 1980. It’s Ella Fitzgerald and her album “Fine and Mellow.” The album was recorded in 1974, but not released until 1979 on the Pablo label. Vinyl Vault is sponsored by...

Homage to Ella Fitzgerald in Free Concert

Melinda Rodriguez, the winner of the 2019 Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition, will perform a free livestream jazz concert that is an homage to Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson, on Friday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Her band includes Matt Wilson on drums, Matt Dwonszyk on bass, Albert Rivera on saxophones...

‘First Lady of Song’ Ella Fitzgerald is First-rate at Laguna Playhouse

How many pop singers can you name whose legacy includes having earned more than one nickname?. The immortal Ella Fitzgerald had three. “Queen of Jazz” referred to the genre by which she was best known. “First Lady of Song” came later, after Ella had transcended singing only jazz. “Lady Ella” marked her arrival into the pantheon of all-time greats.

A salute to jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald comes to Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse is showcasing the Artists Lounge Live production of “First Lady of Song: Alexis J. Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald” through March 20. Award-winner Alexis J. Roston salutes iconic jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. Roston is known for her award-winning performance as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” Her latest part includes Fitzgerald’s “Summertime,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”