Ella Fitzgerald


Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies and troubles of her life into joy. Interviews include Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson and Fitzgerald’s son, Ray Brown, Jr.
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John McLaughlin, Ella Fitzgerald, Wadada Leo Smith & More: The Week in Jazz

The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Noteworthy. Verve’s Audiophile Sounds Series Celebrates Impulse! at 60: Verve/UMe’s audiophile-grade vinyl reissue series Acoustic Sounds...

New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Ella Fitzgerald

This broadcast features new releases from saxophonist , bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb, guitarist George J. Gilliam and pianist/vocalist Lauren Lee with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Roxy Coss, Charles Mingus, Alan Broadbent, Lara Downes and Kendra Shank, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.

Happy Birthday to Ella Fitzgerald!

Many are unaware of the friendship and story behind Ella Fitzgerald and Marylin Monroe. Ella was under the management of Norman Granz in the 1950s. Like many African American Musicians at the time, Ella also faced the same discrimination and inequality due to her race. It was even worse in Jim Crow States. Granz was an advocate and pushed for all musicians to be treated equally at the clubs and hotels they were playing. Many times having to enter through the back of the places they were performing at.
MusicStamford Advocate

Announcing ELLA-The Music of Ella Fitzgerald with Symphony

ALLEN, Texas (PRWEB) April 26, 2021. TCG Entertainment (TCG), a leading producer of touring live productions and the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation (Foundation) via its global licensing and brand management agency, Evolution USA announced today the launch of a new partnership that will bring the beloved music of Ella Fitzgerald to audiences around the world in an entirely new way, with a live symphony orchestra. This official licensed production will allow audiences to experience the greatest hits of Ella Fitzgerald with the lush arrangements of an orchestra as well as multimedia elements, including never before seen assets from the Foundation’s archive. Shows are scheduled to launch in 2022.
MinoritiesThrive Global

Monday Musical 🎶🎶🎶🎵 Spotlight: Ella Fitzgerald #BlackAmericanHer/History360

What is it about the precious night, which navigates into the world of dreamland? How does its treasures bring a centering of comfort and beauty into our eyes? These questions add a certain glitter to the term, “misty.” That’s for sure. Furthermore, how does this seem to rise and color a comforting approach to the passion of being, in the midst of time! Misty! Such a treasured word! How does it appear to cope with the very ornaments of song? One of such jewels correlates to the blooming of a peculiar decor. The Black American musical genre of Jazz, has that eloquence of displaying one interpretation for being in that misty nature. It’s holistic, romantic, and pemits the ear to get lost in love’s comfort and design. Misty yearnings permit such a thing! On another dreamy level, certain layers begin to pull through one unique fascination of time. The art of being misty guides a person to move into dreamland. You can find just how passionate and precious one arena of time can come to be.
Milwaukee, WIspanishjournal.com

First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald

Milwaukee, Wis – March 25, 2021 – Milwaukee Rep to reopen with the live in-person concert First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald in the Quadracci Powerhouse April 27 – May 23, 2021, presented by Artists Lounge Live. Award-winner Roston offers approximately 85 minutes of stories and songs celebrating the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure. Featuring an exceptional jazz ensemble, classic tunes include “Summertime,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” Live music is back on stage at Milwaukee Rep. Alexis J Roston returns to Milwaukee Rep where she reprised her mesmerizing star turn as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Chicago’s Jeff Award, Black Theater Alliance Award, Black Excellence Award) and appeared in The Color Purple. Other credits nationwide include starring in Don’t Make Me Over— A Tribute to Dionne Warwick (Jeff Award Nomination, Black Theater Alliance Award Nomination), Mary Poppins (Mrs. Banks), Porgy and Bess (Bess), Ragtime (Sarah), Sister Act (Deloris), For Colored Girls… (Lady in Orange), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Charlaine), Shrek: The Musical (Dragon), The Wiz (Addaperle), The Piano Lesson (Grace), Crowns (Jeanette), Company (Sarah), Godspell (Joanne), Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda), Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Hairspray, She The People with Second City Chicago and the world premiere of The Secret of My Success. An ensemble member of Congo Square Theatre, Roston served as director and playwright of A Nativity Story: More Than A Miracle. Television: “Chicago PD,” “Chicago Code” and “The Chi.” She holds a BFA in musical theatre from Howard University. Milwaukee Rep has instituted its approved safety plan from the City of Milwaukee which requires all patrons to wear masks, socially distanced seating, and limiting capacity at each performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse to just 180 people (25% of capacity). If for some reason COVID-19 causes cancellations, patrons will receive an automatic refund. Please visit this link for a detailed list of Safety protocols. Tickets for First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald are now on sale and start as low as $20. Purchase tickets at www.MilwaukeeRep.com or by calling the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

Historic Grammys moments for women, from Ella Fitzgerald in 1959 to Billie Eilish’s 2020 sweep

Ella Fitzgerald truly lived up to her nickname "First Lady of Song" being the first woman to receive a Grammy at the inaugural 1959 awards. About a decade later, she became the first woman to be honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award. The first Grammy ceremony was held as a black-tie dinner before becoming the grand telecast event the awards are today. Out of the 28 awards handed out that evening in 1959, Fitzgerald walked away with two: best female vocal performance and best jazz performance. She went on to win a total of 13 Grammys in her lifetime.