Entity | Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella". She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a tumultuous adolescence, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Her rendition of the nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. After taking over the band when Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start her solo career. Her manager was Moe Gale, co-founder of the Savoy, until she turned the rest of her career over to Norman Granz, who founded Verve Records to produce new records by Fitzgerald. With Verve she recorded some of her more widely noted works, particularly her interpretations of the Great American Songbook.
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Born: 1917, Newport News
Died: 1996, Beverly Hills

Alternate Names: Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996, Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, 1917-1996, Fitzgerald, Ella Jane, 1917-1996, Queen of Jazz, Lady Ella, First Lady of Song, Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Occupation(s): recording artist, jazz musician, film actor, bandleader, singer-songwriter, singer, conductor, composer, Singers, Jazz musicians, Performer
Field(s) of Work: music composing
Associated Place(s): United States, Newport News, Beverly Hills