It’s Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday this week. Just as Fitzgerald’s career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.
Posts tagged: Jazz Legends
Saluting “the genteel Englishwoman who became a fixture of the American jazz scene.”
Straight outta Newport! Anita O’Day in a feathered hat, bringing the swing in 1958.
Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died from heart failure, a day before his 92nd birthday.