Feb 21, 2020: UDiscoverMusic: Ella Fitzgerald
She was simply the best woman that sang jazz or any other kind of music – one of the most loved by fans across the world.
April 25, 2017: NPR: Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy
One hundred years ago Tuesday, in a working-poor neighborhood of Newport News, Va., a laundress and a shipyard worker had a baby girl. The father soon disappeared, and the mother and child moved north to New York. The mother died. The girl ran away and became one of the most important singers of the 20th century.
Jan 12, 2017: National Museum of American History: Ella at the gala: Ella Fitzgerald's performance at the Kennedy Inaugural Gala
Within the Ella Fitzgerald Papers collection, a hidden gem reveals a surprising connection between Fitzgerald and President John F. Kennedy's inauguration. On January 19, 1961, at the National Armory in Washington, D.C., stars gathered to celebrate John F. Kennedy's inauguration. The Inaugural Gala brought together many of the leading performers of the day including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly, and Harry Belafonte. Ella Fitzgerald was among them and her participation exemplified her accomplishments as an artist and performer.
Sept 11, 2013: San Francisco Chronicle: Shows pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin
Two beloved women of American song, both long departed, are coming back to Bay Area stages - in a manner of speaking. Though Ella Fitzgerald and Janis Joplin couldn't be more different in style and voice, each is the subject of a theatrical biography helping to kick off the Bay Area theater season.