Highlights of Ella Fitzgerald's

Ella Fitzgerald had numerous outstanding accomplishments, too many to list here. She won numerous jazz awards, toured the world many times, played with the greatest of the greats...and received all kinds of accolades from fans and fellow creative artists. These are some of the highlights of the singularly rare artist's truly remarkable, stellar career.

  • Ella worked with such legendary jazz musicians as Chick Webb, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, Roy Eldridge, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Lester Young

  •   Recorded over 200 top-selling albums

  •   Was named Top Female Vocal Jazz Singer in the Down Beat poll 18 years in a row

  •   Held the same distinction for 13 years in Playboy poll

  •   She won more Grammy Awards than any other female vocalist in history

  •   Was a perennial favorite at jazz festivals globally

  •   Received many honorary music degrees from such universities as Yale and Dartmouth

  •   The University of Maryland named its Performing Arts Center after her

  •   Was honored at the Kennedy Center for her legendary stature and accomplishments

  •   She received the Whitney Young Award from the Urban League for her contributions to the African American community

  •   Was presented the National Medal of Arts by the President of the United States

Ella's Essential Jazz Feature Pages

Ella Fitzgerald...Great Lady, Grand Duchess of Jazz

Ella Tribute Album Review

Dear Ella, By Dee Dee Bridgewater

Tribute Song for Ella

"Dear Ella," Song for Ella By Kenny Burrell

©L'cinda Scott-McCall