Ella Fitzgerald: The Queen of Swing

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on June 12, 2014

Nanette Perrotte will perform the story of Ella Fitzgerald, a young woman who journeyed from homeless in Harlem to become the “Queen of Swing” at the Winter Park Public Library on June 22nd at 2 p.m. Along the way, she has great mentors – Chick Webb, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Monroe, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra – and wins the Savoy Ballroom ‘Battle of the Bands’ over contemporary, Billie Holiday. All played out against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, Segregation and World War II.  For more information, contact Ruth Edwards.

Photo of Ella Fitzgerald

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