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ELLA FITZGERALD— “The First Lady of Song” Celebrating Her Centennial 2017 With Rare Retrospect Photographs Collected by by Lisa Pacino

Ella Fitzgerald “The First Lady of Song” celebrating her centennial 2017.

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) born in Newport News, Virginia was an American jazz singer often 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 and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Her genres included Swing, Bebop, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Blues.

Ella Fitzgerald: The First African-American woman to win a Grammy Award. Viva Ella!

When Ella Fitzgerald made her debut on Apollo Amateur Night in 1934, she was a shy teenager. By 1939 she was leading the Chick Webb Orchestra in the wake of Webb’s death. Today, Fitzgerald remains one of the most respected singers of the 20th century. Live Wire’s celebration of Fitzgerald’s centennial will explore “The First Lady of Song” through her music, her musicianship, and as a woman revered in an art form predominated by men.
Apollo Live Wire Ella! will explore “The First Lady of Song” for her centennial, Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New  York, March 23, 2017. Moderated by Farah Jasmine Griffin, Author and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Jazz Studies, and African-American Studies at Columbia University. Featuring a musical reflection by two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, author and star of Me & Ella, Andrea Frierson, and her trio. Panelists include: Judith Tick (Matthews Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Music History, American Music, Women’s History, Twentieth Century Music, Northeastern University). Loren Schoenberg (Musician; Founding Director and Senior Scholar, National Jazz Museum in Harlem). Robert G. O’Meally (Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English, Columbia University)

Retrospective Photographs- rare and popular:

Ella Fitzgerald; Exclusively Decca Records, autographed.

Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald; autographed.

Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald.

Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald; autographed.

Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald with manager Norman Grantz, 1958. Photograph by Harry Hammon for Getty Images.

Ella Fitzgerald with her record covers, 1958. Photograph by Harry Hammond for Getty Images.

Ella Fitzgerald, Amsterdam Airport, April 24, 1964.

Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe.

Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown with Ella Fitzgerald.

Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown with Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald.

Ella Fitzgerald.

Please visit our photo-article Women’s Jazz Festival: There’s Something About Ella 2017:

https://undertheduvetproductions.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/womens-jazz-festival-theres-something-about-ella-2017-by-photojournalist-lisa-pacino/

Lisa Pacino and Under The Duvet Productions are based in New York. Photography services are available worldwide. If you wish to book photography services, receive information, and/or license images for commercial and/or promotional use please E-mail: UnderTheDuvetProductions@gmail.com

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Photograph Sources: The Internet, as well as the personal private photo collection of Lisa Pacino
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One comment on “ELLA FITZGERALD— “The First Lady of Song” Celebrating Her Centennial 2017 With Rare Retrospect Photographs Collected by by Lisa Pacino

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