Ella Fitzgerald also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella",
was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves. She was
noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a
"horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course
of her 59-year recording career, she sold 40 million copies of her 70-plus albums.