ella fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born on August 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. She was an American vocalist and was known as “First Lady of Song”, “Queen of Jazz”, and “Lady Ella”. During Fitzgerald’s 59-year career span, she won 13 Grammy Awards, awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan and she won […]

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the achievements, births,…

Motown legend Smokey Robinson will be the recipient of the 20th ELLA Award (named after Ella Fitzgerald) presented by the Society of Singers (SOS). “I’m very honored by this,” Robinson tells Billboard magazine. “Ella Fitzgerald was one of the first people that I ever heard in my life, as a baby growing up in Detroit. […]

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, also known as “The First Lady of Song,” was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. The legendary jazz and song vocalist was considered by some to be the greatest songstress to ever live. With a voice that ranged from three octaves, “Lady Ella” brought an entirely different sound to […]

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, also known as “The First Lady of Song,” was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. The legendary jazz and song vocalist was considered by some to be the greatest songstress to ever live. With a voice that ranged from three octaves, “Lady Ella” brought an entirely different sound to […]