Tad Hershorn of the Institute Of Jazz Studies notifies us that IJS will hold a two-day symposium March 24 and 25 to celebrate the life and 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996). Hershorn will be among those honoring Ms. Fitzgerald along with longtime IJS leader Dan Morgenstern and a contingent of other experts on her life and art.
Speakers will include historians and journalists Lewis Porter, Phil Schaap and Will Friedwald. Biographer Judith Tick will discuss her Fitzgerald book due for publication next year. Pianists Mike Wofford and Richard Wyands will remember their years accompanying Ms. Fitzgerald and incorporate demonstrations of their techniques. Vocalist Carrie Jackson will also perform. The event will be free, but registration is required. For full details, go here.
For Ella in performance, stay right where you are and click on the arrow. YouTube says this masterwork has had 2,992,718 viewers. Who knows, you may be number 3,000,000.
Ella Fitzgerald singing “The Man I Love” in Hamburg, Germany, in 1974 with Tommy Flanagan, piano; Keter Betts, bass; Joe Pass, guitar; and Bobby Durham, drums.
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