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.

       

Event Information

Cost: Complimentary

When:

Saturday, 02/17/18 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm | iCal

Where:

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560

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Kashka Kubzdela
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Event Contact
Sabrina McCarthy AB'79
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