Ella Fitzgerald Biography

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Name: Ella Fitzgerald
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Similar Artists: Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday,
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Published/Updated: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:41:46 +0000

Biography:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook.

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