Ella Fitzgerald at 100
Pay tribute to “Ella Fitzgerald at 100” at the National Museum of American History
Join the CWA to experience Ella Fitzgerald at 100 at the National Museum of American History
Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996) was a gifted American jazz artist. She had a warm and lovely voice, with notable rhythmic sense, versatility, and intonation, as well as exceptional talent at scat singing. Inventing her vocals as she sang, she produced melodic lines that put her in the category of great instrumental improvisers. In a career spanning seven decades, she created a legacy of acclaimed performances and a celebrated body of work.
These successes were hard-won. Fitzgerald, a young black woman rising from a childhood scarred by poverty and abuse, struggled to enter a field dominated by white men. But through her drive and talent, she paved the way for other women to follow her inspiring example.
We’ll go for coffee and discussion afterwards to the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Café in the building.
3:00PM - 5:00PM Sat 17 Feb 2018 ( Timezone: Central )
National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560
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Look Who's Coming:
Sabrina McCarthy AB'79