Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Location Notes:
PAC; across from 1505

Ella Fitzgerald

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.161.1
Artist:
London Features Archives
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 26.5 in Width: 19 in
Description:
Black and white poster of Ella Fitzgerald on stage with microphones. Text below.
Historical Context:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (1917 – 1996), also known as "Lady Ella", the "Queen of Jazz" and the "First Lady of Song", was an American jazz vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves, she was noted for her purity of tone, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. She is widely considered to have been one of the supreme interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Over a recording career that lasted 59 years, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
one-sheet posters
Library of Congress Subjects:
Jazz vocals
African Americans--Music