Ella Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996), known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning 3 octaves, she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing & intonation, & a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 59-year recording career, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards.

Ella Fitzgerald sings Cole Porter songbook Photo Allan Grant “You Do Something to Me” 1956

Ella Jane Fitzgerald  4/25/1917-6/15/1996  American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.	 	Fitzgerald started singing with Chick Webb's big band and soon became its star. She recorded "A Tisket-A Tasket" in 1938  and a 14-time Grammy Award winner.

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Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald poses for a portrait circa 1945 in New York City New York

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong greatest duet in music history..."you say potato..I say po-tah-to...let's call the whole thing off"

Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong greatest duet in music history."you say potato.I say po-tah-to.let's call the whole thing off" " St.

Ella Fitzgerald performing at Mr. Kelly’s (now Gibson’s on Rush), 1958, Chicago.

Photo by Yale Joel for Life Magazine, 1958 Ella Fitzgerald performing at Mr. Kelly’s nightclub

Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves and known for her incredible scat singing.

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra

"Watching the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald duet with Frank Sinatra on AspireTV. This photo is not from that show, but it is in the same time frame Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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