The Queen of Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald was referred to as the First Lady of Song, the Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was an American jazz vocalist and as amazing as it may seem her vocal range spanned three octaves. She is particularly known for her tone purity, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation and especially for her scat singing. She made her singing debut at the age of 17 at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City singing “Judy” and “The Object of My Affection”. Fitzgerald had a musical career of more than 60 years and in this time she sold 40 million copies of her albums, won 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George H.W. Bush.

She gained public awareness with the song “A Tisket, A Tasket”

Giving her recognition as a jazz vocalist was the song “Oh, Lady Be Good!”
Among her most popular songs were:

“Goodnight My Love”

“Dream a Little Dream of Me”
“Lullaby of Birdland”

“I Got Rhythm”

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