Ella Fitzgerald Newswire

Ella Fitzgerald Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Ella Fitzgerald.

Results 1 - 20 of 390 in Ella Fitzgerald

  1. See Watkins Family Hour 'Get High' With Fiona AppleRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | RollingStone

    After more than a decade's worth of monthly variety shows in Los Angeles, the Watkins Family Hour have turned themselves into a traveling band, embarking on a tour that kicked off at the Newport Folk Festival last Thursday. Stealing the show that night was the band's version of "When I Get Low I Get High," originally made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, with frequent Watkins Family Hour guest Fiona Apple on lead vocals.

    Comment?

  2. Amy Winehouse's First Two Albums, 'Frank' & Grammy...Read the original story

    22 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Amy Winehouse's career, though meteoric, was unfortunately cut short by tragedy, but the multi-GRAMMY Award winner's musical legacy can now be appreciated anew with Island Records/Universal Music Enterprises' digital re-mastering of her first two albums. The sultry jazz-and-soul-tinged 2003 debut Frank , a testament to her love of singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Nina Simone, led to her commercial breakthrough, Back To Black , issued in 2006, which earned her a Best new Artist award at the Grammys the following years, as well as Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and the ultimate prizes, Record and Song of the Year for "Rehab."

    Comment?

  3. St. James Studio Sets EFG London Jazz Festival EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... Fredrick sson on drums. Growing up in a musical family Claire quickly embraced the music of Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald , developing her unique style that has won BBC Jazz Awards' Best Vocalist and a 6-times winner of best singer at the British ...

    Comment?

  4. Van Alexander | Songwriter and arranger, 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Philly.com

    Van Alexander, 100, a musical jack-of-all-trades who co-wrote Ella Fitzgerald's biggest hit in the 1930s, led a swing band, composed arrangements for other bandleaders, and later became a composer and music director in Hollywood, died July 19 at a Los Angeles hospital. He had heart and kidney ailments, said his daughter Joyce Harris.

    Comment?

  5. Van Alexander, songwriter and prolific TV music arranger, dies at 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | The Washington Post

    Van Alexander, a musical jack-of-all-trades, who co-wrote Ella Fitzgerald's biggest hit in the 1930s, led a swing band, composed arrangements for other bandleaders and later became a composer and music director in Hollywood, died July 19 at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100.

    Comment?

  6. Dunbar HotelRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 25 | LA Weekly

    This legendary downtown hotel was the center of L.A.'s jazz scene and the African-American community in the 1930s and 1940s, when such luminaries as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Count Basie performed there, and celebrities like Langston Hughes, Redd Foxx, Joe Louis, W.E.B. Du Bois and Jack Johnson were among the hotel's guests. The Central Avenue hotel has been in decline ever since, although occasional events are still held there.

    Comment?

  7. Autrey Mill Welcomes Harm n' Me n' Him in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Patch.com

    ... you won't hear Mozart(unless a child requests Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!) don't be surprised if a little Ella Fitzgerald turns up right after The Lumineers. This little band started as a duo with Harmon and Laura and was known as Harm 'n ...

    Comment?

  8. Jazz in BoothbayRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | Herald Gazette

    ... r Wharf, Boothbay Harbor, ME. Enjoy dockside dining in a relaxed atmosphere, while listening to the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and other jazz greats, as performed by some of Maine's finest jazz musicians.

    Comment?

  9. Ladies Sing the Blues review: Billie Holiday channelled by seven singersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Age

    ... sing three songs by way of paying tribute to the woman known as Lady Day. Unlike many of her peers (notably Ella Fitzgerald), Holiday had unfailingly good taste in material, so even when not getting airborne this was a night of wonderful songs, and ...

    Comment?

  10. Remembering Amy WinehouseRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | WMJX-FM Boston

    ... from North London into a peerless interpreter of jazz and soul, ready to take her place with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk and Tony Bennett." Producer and close friend Mark Ronson has been very supportive of the documentary. In an ...

    Comment?

  11. OBITUARY: Van AlexanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | All About Jazz

    Van Alexander, a big band arranger and bandleader whose arrangements date back to 1936 and was best known for A-Tisket, a Tasket , a song he co-wrote with Ella Fitzgerald and arranged for Fitzgerald and Chick Webb in 1938, died on July 19 in Los Angeles. He was 100.

    Comment?

  12. They were jazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Philly.com

    ... he culled from the collection. This week, the photos - of such jazz icons as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Lester Young - will be on display and for sale at Center City's Savery Gallery. According to Vudrag, while the subjects ...

    Comment?

  13. Burchmore to revive sophisticated sound | videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Advocate

    ... Ms Burchmore will be singing songs from the legends of the jazz scene, including Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. "I have the pleasure of singing the songs that are the standard [jazz songs] that are still held up today," she said. Ms ...

    Comment?

  14. CJM's 'Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait' Invokes The Young Soul Of The ArtistRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | CBS Local

    ... one day after you've grown. "You would expect that Amy would listen to soul music and of course Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald - all of these different artists that had an influence on her, but then, The Mickey Mouse Club was surprising to me," ...

    Comment?

  15. Burchmore to revive sophisticated soundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Advocate

    ... Ms Burchmore will be singing songs from the legends of the jazz scene, including Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. "I have the pleasure of singing the songs that are the standard [jazz songs] that are still held up today," she said. Ms ...

    Comment?

  16. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Announces Jazz Concert SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | PRWeb

    ... professionally and continued her musical studies through high school and college. Early influences included Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Julie London, Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson, and Blossom Dearie. Her dual career in music and Speech Pathology ...

    Comment?

  17. Review: West Coast Black Theatre Troupe's Cotton Club CabaretRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | The Bradenton Times

    ... of that time. There were many greats that emerged out of Harlem in the 1920s, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, and Fats Waller. The musical was broken into two parts with 12 songs each. Each singer personally shined, even ...

    Comment?

  18. Van Alexander dies at 100, big band leader and Ella Fitzgerald composerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Los Angeles Times

    When he was young, Van Alexander knew that he wanted to have a life in music. What he didn't know was that his long list of future musical achievements would be ignited by a children's song that he arranged and co-wrote with singer Ella Fitzgerald.

    Comment?

  19. Composer Van Alexander Dies, Aged 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | ContactMusic.com

    The musician, born Alexander Feldman, passed away from heart failure on Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is best known for co-writing Ella Fitzgerald 's first big hit A-Tisket, A-Tasket in 1938 before moving on to work on TV and movie scores.

    Comment?

  20. Bandleader Van Alexander Dies at 100Read the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    Alexander led a band in the 1930s and 40s, then turned his hand towards writing music for movies and TV. He is best known for writing A-Tisket A-Tasket, which became Ella Fitzgerald's first major hit, as well as music for the TV shows Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, and The Dean Martin Show

    Comment?