Text Box: JAZZ AUTOgraphS
Text Box: HARMONIE AUTOGRAPHS AND MUSIC INC.

MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS & ANTIQUARIAN
Text Box: MUSIC AUTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA BOUGHT AND SOLD

Phone: 212-860-5541

Price: $285.00

FINE CONDITION

Fine small 4 x 5 glossy original photograph of the legendary jazz vocalist known as The Queen of Song, c. 1970s. She has signed Best Ella F, due to size and not wanting to write across her face.

Fitzgerald (1918 - 1993) was orphaned at an early age and lived a hard scrabbled childhood. She was discovered at the Apollo Theater in 1934 in an amateur competition. Despite a small voice, it was flexible and well placed with a fast vibrato which increased with age. Her addition of scat, popularized the technique. She not only performed with the greats like, Louie Armstrong, Count Basie, Ray Brown, Duke Ellington, Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Parker, Nelson Riddle, but for a few years even led her own band in the 1930s. Even the opera Dietrich Fischer Dieskau heaped praises on her vocal talents.

A small bit of tape residue at the top from mounting when it was framed at some point, else mint!

ELLA FITGERALD - JAZZ VOCALIST