Legendary vocalist Ella Fitzgerald was a giant in the musical genre of jazz. Her nickname became The Queen of Jazz for her contribution to that style of music. However, Fitzgerald was also adept at singing swing as well as traditional pop music.
Ella Fitzgerald was a friendly person who signed autographs with no problem at all...considering that she was one of the best jazz singers in the century of the 1990s she had alot of fans from every race.
Ella Fitzgerald was popular during the Swing and Bebop eras. She was proficient in both. She could use her voice as an instrument like a saxophone or trumpet. She was very good at "scatting" also, which is singing using non-sense syllables.
For a short while, after her boss, orchestra leader Chick Webb, died, Ella took over the leadership of his former band. That was the only time that she "had a jazz band". For the rest of here career, her live performance were supported by a rhythm trio.