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Ella Fitzgerald

 
Ella Fitzgerald Headshot
Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place:
Newport News, VA, USA
Bio:
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a ... (read complete bio)
 
Ella Fitzgerald Headshot
Date of Birth: April 25, 1918
Date of Death: June 15, 1996 (78)

Birth Place: Newport News, VA, USA

Bio:
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a ... (read complete bio)
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Chloe braided the organic fluidity of R&B with the clear-eyed intensity of golden-era pop, heralding her arrival as an effusive young star. In her four years since graduating from NYU’s Clive Davis Institute, Chloe has quickly become a sought after songwriter, frequently co-writing with artists such as Normani and Dua Lipa.

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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

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by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022

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