THE FIRST LADY OF SONG

ELLA FITZGERALD

Ella Fitzgerald, also known as the The First Lady of Songchanged jazz history forever. Considered like one of the most influential vocalist, she put a spell on the whole world with her "quick-witted improvisational skills" and her powerful voice. Born on April 25th in 1917, she would have been 100 years old today. We created this page so you get familiar with her work and life by compiling some interesting articles and blog articles.

 
 

Discover her voice

We created a playlist for you to discover her life's work. We believe that a magical way to get to know Ella's work is through her rare and magical live recordings. The album "Live at Mister's Kelly" is out of this world. My favorite song is Love Me or Leave Me, she never sang that song before and she brings the audience with her through her discovery. She incarnates jazz by being so easy-going, humble, and fun! The whole album is a treat!


Ella Fitzgerald visits San Francisco and the Bay Area

That's right! Did you know that Bay Area was often referred as "Harlem of the West"? Jazz and Blues shaped our local culture here as well. Read more about Ella visiting San Francisco: https://goo.gl/egAuzl

 

Discover more

NPR - Early Hardship in Ella's life: https://goo.gl/UiJe9I
NPR - Ella Fitzgerald Overview Profile : 
PBS - Ella Fitzgerald : https://goo.gl/fcI27t
PBS- Career Timeline: https://goo.gl/UpgavR

Ella Fitzgerald and Fillmore celebrants in the 1950s. Courtesy the Red Powell/Reggie Pettus Collection. From this article. 

Ella Fitzgerald and Fillmore celebrants in the 1950s. Courtesy the Red Powell/Reggie Pettus Collection. From this article.