Latest Ella Fitzgerald News



Jazz Pianist Paul Smith Dies

2nd July 2013

Ella Fitzgerald's former pianist Paul Smith has passed away at the age of 91.He died of heart failure at the...

Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald! Queen Of Jazz Remembered In Google Doodle

26th April 2013

Ella Fitzgerald's 96th birthday was commemorated with a Google Doodle, with the woman who was known as the 'First...

Happy Birthday To The First Lady Of Song, Ella Fitzgerald

25th April 2013

Today is the birthday of the world famous pioneer of soul music, Ella Fitzgerald. Google celebrated the late singer’s life...

Dave Brubeck Dead Aged 91; Jazz World Mourns True Pioneer

5th December 2012

Dave Brubeck, the jazz musician heralded for defying convention and experimenting with complex rhythms, has died in Norwalk, Connecticut -...

Tyler James Was Mesmerised By Amy Winehouse's Voice

24th October 2012

Tyler James was blown away by Amy Winehouse's singing before they met.The pop star - who shot to fame on...

Lady Gaga Is Like 'Picasso' According To Tony Bennett

12th January 2012

Lady Gaga has been compared to Picasso by Tony Bennett.The legendary crooner compared the 'Hair' singer to the Spanish surrealist...

Tony Bennett: 'Amy Winehouse Was As Good As Fitzgerald And Holiday'

5th October 2011

Tony Bennett will always mourn the loss of Amy Winehouse as working with her convinced him she was as talented...

Smokey Robinson Receives Ella Fitzgerald Award

20th September 2011

Smokey Robinson was honoured for his contribution to music on Monday (19Sep11) with an award named after jazz legend Ella...

Amy Winehouse Duet With Jazz Legend Gets Release Date

4th August 2011

Amy Winehouse's duet with jazz legend Tony Bennett is set to be released as a charity single on 20th September...

Cliff Richard Wants Lady Gaga Duet

7th March 2011

Sir Cliff Richard would like to record a song with Lady Gaga. The 70-year-old singer - who has had more...

Fascinating Fact 9276

11th May 2010

Soul legends SMOKEY ROBINSON and JAMES BROWN and R&B and jazz great ELLA FITZGERALD are to be among the first...

Cole To Receive Fitzgerald Award

30th March 2010

Singer NATALIE COLE is to be honoured for her contribution to music with an award named after ELLA FITZGERALD.The Society...

Jazz Musician Thigpen Dies

26th January 2010

American jazz drummer ED THIGPEN, who toured with ELLA FITZGERALD, has died. He was 79.Thigpen, who was inducted into the...

Michele Wants The Lead In Fitzgerald Biopic

7th May 2009

Soul star CHRISETTE MICHELE is calling on movie producers to make a biopic about ELLA FITZGERALD - and cast her...

Alpert And Hall Get Top Charity Honour

10th April 2009

American musician HERB ALPERT and his singer wife LANI HALL are to be honoured for their charity work with an...

Apollo Theater Launches Educational Program For Kids

2nd November 2008

The New York theatre which launched the careers of music legends ELLA FITZGERALD, SARAH VAUGHAN and STEVIE WONDER has created...

Wonder's Lost Duet With Ella To Feature On Tribute Album

7th May 2007

A lost duet between STEVIE WONDER and ELLA FITZGERALD is to feature on a new album tribute to the jazz...

Stars Record Birthday Tribute For Fitzgerald

6th March 2007

LINDA RONSTADT, GLADYS KNIGHT, CHAKA KHAN and NATALIE COLE are among the stars contributing songs to an album celebrating what...

Fitzgerald Honoured With Special Stamp

10th January 2007

Blues great ELLA FITZGERALD is honoured on a new postage stamp in the US from today (10JAN07). Fitzgerald appears on...

Stewart + Fitzgerald Get Stamped

27th October 2006

Beloved movie legend JAMES STEWART and jazz and blues great ELLA FITZGERALD are to join Marvel comic book characters like...

Jackman + Johansson Plan A Movie Musical

28th July 2006

Movie lovers HUGH JACKMAN and SCARLETT JOHANSSON are in secret talks to team up for a new movie musical. The...

Mathis Honoured With Ella Award

14th June 2006

Pop legend JOHNNY MATHIS will become the 15th recipient of the Society of Singers' Ella Award at a ceremony in...

Jazz Star Fallon Dies

25th May 2006

Acclaimed jazz bassist JACK FALLON has died after a long illness. He was 90. The Canada-born star collaborated with an...

Tunstall: 'I'm A Freak'

8th March 2006

Singer/songwriter KT TUNSTALL feared she would be seen as a "freak" at last month's (FEB06) Brit Awards ceremony - as...

Jazz Photographer Hodgson Dies

12th January 2006

Jazz photographer JAMIE HODGSON has died following a battle with cancer. He was 76. Londoner Hodgson, who passed away...

Jones Knighted In New Year Honours List

2nd January 2006

Welsh singer TOM JONES has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II's annual...

Dizzy Gillespie's Estate Up For Auction

14th September 2005

Late jazz legend DIZZY GILLESPIE's estate is to be sold at auction today (14SEP05) in New Jersey, where it is...

Jazz Hall Of Fame

10th August 2005

Music legends COUNT BASIE, ELLA FITZGERALD and BENNY GOODMAN will be inducted into the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall Of Fame...

Jazz Legend Levey Dies

25th April 2005

Ground-breaking jazz drummer STAN LEVY died at Los Angeles' Valley Presbyterian Hospital last Tuesday (19APR05), just two months after undergoing...

Jazz Star Oersted Pedersen Dies

21st April 2005

Danish jazz star NIELS-HENNING OERSTED PEDERSEN died of heart failure at his home in Ishoef, Denmark on Tuesday (19APR05). He...

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