Ella Fitzgerald News

Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place:
Newport News, VA, USA
Gender:
Female
Scott Thompson, Roseanna Vitro, Michael Shannon and More Set for Joe's Pub thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, September 17 through the 28th. Details below! (more...)

Johnny Mathis Set To Release THE COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUMS COLLECTION Out 11/17
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 15, 2014

ohnny Mathis' near 60-year tenure as a core artist at Columbia Records was only interrupted once, when he founded his own production company, Global Records, for a four-year stay at Mercury Records from 1963 to 1967. (more...)

The GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2015 GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for high school students and high school music programs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Returns to Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 10, 2014

Referred by Ella Fitzgerald as 'the greatest white female singer in the world', by Johnny Carson as the 'Super Singer' and said to have a voice that is '...robust and steady, her stamina seemingly inexhaustible...' by the NY Times, Marilyn is a jazz legend known and loved by all. Check out photos from her Birdland return below! (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Recording Academy has issued a statement on the passsing of jazz legend Gerald Wilson. The composer, arranger, big-band leader and musician passed away on Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 96. (more...)

Former Miss VA Meghan Shanley Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

In the shining tradition of truly great singers, Meghan Shanley steps fully into the spotlight. (more...)

René Marie Coming to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 10/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The most provocative risk taker of today's jazz divas, René heats things up in her tribute to the divine Eartha Kitt. The show features both well-known and obscure gems from the saucy Kitt repertoire including 'C'est Si Bon,' 'Come On To My House,' 'Peel Me A Grape,' and more. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 07, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Marilyn Maye, 54 Below Sings Elaine Stritch, 54 Sings Big River, String of Pearls, Lauren Pritchard. (more...)

Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

Heather Maloney and Darlingside to Join Forces at Concord's Capitol Center, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Heather Maloney and Darlingside join forces for a night of adventurous folk and exquisite musicianship on Sunday, September 21, in the Spotlight Café at Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts. (more...)

Chloe Brooks, 17, Stars as FANNY BRICE at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Playwright Chip Deffaa says he never dreamed, when his musical play "One Night with Fanny Brice," first opened Off-Broadway at St. Luke's Theater in the 2011-2012 season, that the starring role would someday be played by a teenager. Over the past three years, stars in their 30s, 40s, and 60s have played the show, which transferred in 2013 to the 13th Street Repertory Theater. Chloe Brooks, who now stars in the show, after previously serving as an understudy, is just 17. (more...)

Freda Payne Returns to Jazz Routes with New CD Release COME BACK TO ME LOVE, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music - jazz - love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy® Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SAVION GLOVER Improvises Sound and Motion with Happy Feet
by Pamela Roberts - Aug 25, 2014

"It's just like... singing, with your body," says Happy Feet film penguin Mumble. Savion Glover, who created the movement of that beloved character, needed no movie magic to show audiences exactly what it is like to unite motion and music in the first of three performances at Washington, DC's Howard Theatre. Throughout the night, Glover's feet conducted a conversation: percussive, playful, insistent. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sunny Thompson and MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE! are More Than Wonderful
by Katricia Lang - Aug 23, 2014

Marilyn wiggles, flirts, giggles and quips her way right into your heart in MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE. In this one woman show with more drinking than an O'Neill play, Sunny Thompson, playing Marilyn, takes us on a trip through Monroe's life of sex, storybook romances (if you judge a book by its cover), sho-biz pain and real-life tragedy. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Begins 9/19 at No Exit Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill. Ramey is providing exciting new arrangements as well as musical direction. Christie Kerr is also on the team as choreographer for the cabaret to be performed at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago, from September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'I Can't Give You Anything But Love'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

As fans eagerly await Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's upcoming album 'Cheek to Cheek' dropping September 23rd, the duo have shared another single from the project. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 18-24, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Ben Platt: I'm Here!, The Songs of Anderson & Petty, Ga Ga for Gershwin, Andrew Kober's Koberet and Rhonda Ross. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Maggie Rose to Play Metropolitan Room, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Poughkeepsie native Maggie Rose will be returning to her first love, American Songbook at the Metropolitan Room on 31 August at 4pm. Rose has been a popular jazz singer around Boston but is now about to take NYC by storm. (more...)

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