Ella Fitzgerald Biography

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Name: Ella Fitzgerald
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Similar Artists: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday,
Popular Tags: jazz, female vocalists, blues, swing, jazz vocal,

Published/Updated: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:17:15 +0000

Biography:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 in Newport News, VA – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was one of the most influential jazz singers of the 20th Century, the winner of thirteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Art presented by President Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented by President George H. W. Bush. Gifted with a three-octave vocal range, she was noted for her purity of tone, near faultless phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

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