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The Ella Fitzgerald Extravaganza Tuesday On KNKX

Bruno of Hollywood
courtesy of Smithsonian Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald, 1948

On Tuesday April 25, we will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday all day on KNKX. 

Ella is, without a doubt, one of the most important and influential jazz singers of all time, and her centennial is a perfect time to review her life and contributions to jazz.

Listen for:

-- Susan Stamberg reporting on Ella’s early life on Morning Edition

-- Dick Stein talking with jazz vocalist Greta Matassa about Ella’s influence 

-- Paige Hansen and Kevin Kniestedt profile Tacoma's Swing Reunion Orchestra 

-- Tom Vitale reporting on Ella "the star" for All Things Considered.

-- and, of course, HOURS of Ella during Midday and Evening Jazz. Dick Stein, Robin Lloyd and Abe Beeson will share their favorite Ella tunes.

Don't miss the all-day Ella Extravaganza, Tuesday April 25, on 88.5 KNKX and!

Originally from Detroit, Robin Lloyd has been presenting jazz, blues and Latin jazz on public radio for nearly 40 years. She's a member of the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Journalists Association.