1934 to 1993
April 25, 1917 in Virginia
June 15, 1996
Newport News, VA, United States
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (Dâ™3 to Dâ™6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song," the "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. Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook.
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5 months ago
I am assuming as a singer that " Seven-Twenty in the books" must refer to the bands' play list book. When the band leader says " let's play # 7-20 ", Everyone knows immediately what tune it is referencing . Am I right? I hope so, as I have a bet with my musician/ composer husband!
Louis Armstrong April 7, 2017