Ella Fitzgerald http://wrti.org en The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song http://wrti.org/post/beloved-ella-fitzgerald-first-lady-song <p></p><p>The great Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th, 1917, and died in 1996; she would have turned 98 next week. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, "The Queen of Jazz" - also called "The First Lady of Song," left a lasting legacy on American song and jazz.</p><p>http://youtu.be/u2bigf337aU</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:56:13 +0000 Susan Lewis 7188 at http://wrti.org The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set http://wrti.org/post/ella-fitzgeralds-early-years-collected-chick-webb-box-set Drummer Chick Webb's 1930s orchestra terrorized competitors in band battles and sent dancers into orbit at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom. They could be similarly explosive on record, but only rarely. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:19:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 6792 at http://wrti.org Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set A Splendidly "Standard" Thanksgiving on WRTI: November 22nd and 23rd http://wrti.org/post/splendidly-standard-thanksgiving-wrti-november-22nd-and-23rd <p>Spend the Thanksgiving holiday with WRTI as we page through the Great American Songbook to celebrate one of the great American holidays!&nbsp; From Gershwin and Porter compositions to tunes that the jazz giants made standard, these great pieces will be the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving feast.&nbsp; You'll hear the greatest singers and bandleaders of jazz along with contemporary arrangements of these popular tunes.</p><p><strong>We'll kick off the festivities at 6 pm on Thanksgiving and continue through Saturday morning. Join us as we give thanks for great music!</strong></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:35:05 +0000 Maureen Malloy 4735 at http://wrti.org A Splendidly "Standard" Thanksgiving on WRTI: November 22nd and 23rd Sarah & Ella Sing Gershwin: Sept. 23rd, 3 to 6 pm, Voices In Jazz on HD-2 http://wrti.org/post/sarah-ella-sing-gershwin-sept-23rd-3-6-pm-voices-jazz-hd-2 <p>Both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan recorded Gershwin songbook albums in the late 1950s. The first hour of <em>Voices in Jazz </em>this week will feature recordings from both of these famous jazz singers.</p><p>Each will sing stunning versions of "Embraceable You" - and even Louis Armstrong gets to squeeze in a couple of duets with Ella. Also, a rebroadcast of an interview with Carolyn Nelson, a Philadelphia-area singer performing songs from her <em>Come A Little Closer</em> CD. <strong>Sunday, September 23rd, 3 to 6 pm on the all-jazz stream and WRTI HD-2.</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:09:35 +0000 Bob Craig 4463 at http://wrti.org Sarah & Ella Sing Gershwin: Sept. 23rd, 3 to 6 pm, Voices In Jazz on HD-2 Ella Fitzgerald: A Snapshot http://wrti.org/post/ella-fitzgerald-snapshot <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5353ee8fc8439-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5353ee8fc8439-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5353ee8fc8439-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1000391.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:49:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 2741 at http://wrti.org Ella Fitzgerald: A Snapshot Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Virtual Public Art Project in Philadelphia--An Ella Fitzgerald Profile http://wrti.org/post/composer-diego-luzuriaga-virtual-public-art-project-philadelphia-ella-fitzgerald-profile <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer, Diego Luzuriaga.</p> <p>Eric Brannon considers a virtual public art exhibition in Philadelphia viewable only through the screens of smart phones.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.</p> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:12:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Eric Brannon & Susan Lewis 2591 at http://wrti.org Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Virtual Public Art Project in Philadelphia--An Ella Fitzgerald Profile Local Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Public Art Exhibition Via Smart Phones--Ella Fitzgerald Snapshot http://wrti.org/post/local-composer-diego-luzuriaga-public-art-exhibition-smart-phones-ella-fitzgerald-snapshot <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga.</p> <p>Eric Brannon considers a Philadelphia public art exhibition viewable only through the screens of smart phones.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.</p> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:55:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Eric Brannon & Susan Lewis 2556 at http://wrti.org Local Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Public Art Exhibition Via Smart Phones--Ella Fitzgerald Snapshot Marilyn Maye: jazz singer http://wrti.org/post/marilyn-maye-jazz-singer-0 <p>Jill Pasternak talks to the legendary jazz cabaret singer during an encore broadcast originally aired in June. Maye's career has been multi-faceted, including 76 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, singing alongside jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, and performing at jazz clubs in NYC from the Copacabana to Birdland.</p> <p>Discovered by Steve Allen in a Kansas City nightclub almost five decades ago, she went on to sing for Princess Grace in Monaco, with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and at Lincoln Center.</p> <p>After one of her performances on his show, Johnny Carson said to the audience, "And that, young singers, is the way it's done."</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2008 15:26:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2012 at http://wrti.org Marilyn Maye: jazz singer Haddonfield Symphony http://wrti.org/post/haddonfield-symphony <p>Haddonfield Symphony's latest performances. Susan Lewis on Ella Fitzgerald. Jason Peifer: Arden Theater Dex and Julie Sittin' in a Tree. CultureFiles at GoPhila.com: James Michener Art Museum.</p> Sat, 13 Jan 2007 15:41:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1858 at http://wrti.org