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Ella Fitzgerald 2

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ELLA FITZGERALD


  • Joined band leader Chick Webb's band when she was 18 years old after winning a local amateur night contest
  • Chick made Ella his lead singer and played regularly at the Savoy Ballroom in NYC
  • Ella never had formal music lessons, her voice rivaled professional singers of time. Ella's vocal range was over 3 octaves
  • She had an amazing ability to improvise and scat sing
 

Chick Webb
1905-1939
 
Savoy Ballroom
Harlem NYC

 
 
"A Tisket, A Tasket"
 
Natlie Cole
2007 Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald 

 

 

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