April 25th Is Ella Fitzgerald Day In New York City
Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday was celebrated at The Rainbow Room in New York City where she had her first big break and performed her last concert. Verve Label Group and the Mayor’s office hosted a ceremony to honor her centennial birthday and called it Ella Fitzgerald Day. Tony Bennett remembered his friendship with Fitzgerald and performed “Our Love Is Here To Stay” at the end of the ceremony.
Verve/UMe just released several re-issues of Ella’s most beloved recordings including a 4-CD set of 100 Songs For A Centennial, and a 6-LP vinyl reissue of Ella Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook. Later in the year Verve will release a new album featuring Fitzgerald’s classic vocal recordings accompanied by new orchestral arrangements by the London Symphony Orchestra. Order 100 Songs For A Centennial here: https://UMe.lnk.to/100SongsCent and Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Books here: https://UMe.lnk.to/GershwinSB6LP
Stream The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald below: