(1917-1996) – Jazz Singer
From her humble beginnings in Newport Virginia, USA, Fitzgerald would go on to become the most recorded female vocalist in history. Dubbed ‘The First Lady of Song’, she won thirteen Grammy awards and sold over forty million albums. She was widely loved and admired and earned the respect of the biggest names in jazz. She collaborated with Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra among many others. She was in a class of her own.
‘Everybody wants to know about my style and how it came about. It’s no big secret. It’s the way I feel.’