Ella Fitzgerald at the 1977 GRAMMYs
GRAMMY Rewind: Ella Fitzgerald Wins Best Jazz Vocal Performance In 1977
For the first episode of GRAMMY Rewind of 2021, GRAMMY.com travels back to 1977, when the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, took home her eighth GRAMMY win. Below, watch the jazz legend accept her GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for Fitzgerald & Pass…Again, her second album with guitarist Joe Pass.
Fitzgerald won 13 total GRAMMYs during her illustrious musical career, taking home her first two golden gramophones at the inaugural GRAMMY Awards in 1959. The first woman to be honored with the Recording Academy's Special Merit Award in 1967, she also has nine recordings in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.