Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography of the First Lady of Jazz
To millions of people, Ella Fitzgerald is the very definition of a jazz singer and one of the greatest of all jazz musicians. In this biography, Stuart Nicholson draws on fresh research and interviews with Ella’s friends and colleagues, telling the remarkable story of a poor black girl’s determination to realize the American Dream in the face of racial and sexual prejudice. Supplemented by Phil Schaap’s authoritative discography, Ella Fitzgerald is a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most popular American singers in history.
Ella Fitzgerald is included in MIM’s Women in Jazz exhibit in the United States / Canada Gallery. The display features a stage gown made in the 1960s by Don Loper Boutique and vocal scores for “Tea for Two,” “The Best Is Yet to Come,” and “Skylark.”
368 pages; paperbound