Ella Fitzgerald

Miami University Department of Music and the William E. Schmidt Foundation present 

Grand Night: Love Letters to Ella

Celebrating 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald at Miami University

The Swing show on Saturday, July 11th at 10pm features a number of great vocalists including Linda Ronstadt, Jane Monheit, and Frank Sinatra.  The second set of Bill's swing show begins with the great Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and concludes with the Patrick Williams Big Band doing "I've Got the World on a String." 

This week's Swing show, which airs on Saturday, May 9th at 10pm, begins with Andy Kirk's, "The Lady Who Swings the Band," which is followed by the Nat King Cole Trio, "Little Girl," and Ray Anthony's "Mr. Anthony's Boogie."  Other vocalists heard in the first half of the show include Cincinnati native Doris Day, Mel Torme, Bobby Darin and Carly Simon. 

Ella Fitzgerald's version of Irving Berlin's "It's a Lovely Day Today," starts off the second half of Bill's swing show.  Bill also includes songs by favorites Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Tony Bennett to round out the program.

Songs from Ella Fitzgerald and Billy May start off this week's "Swing with Bill Cartwright" program that airs on Saturday, March 7th at 10pm.  During the first half of the program, you'll also hear from Benny Goodman, Keely Smith and Artie Shaw.   

After the break, you'll hear "I Won't Dance" by Tony Bennett and the classic "Jumpin' at the Woodside" by Duke Ellington and Count Basie.  Other selections include ones by Glenn Miller and Buddy Morrow.

Rod Stewart, who recorded the hit album, Every Picture Tells a Story, later in his career began recording American standards.  From his release "It Had to Be You," Bill begins this week's swing show with "Every Time We Say Goodbye," from it.  This is followed by two of Bill's favorite singers, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  Later in the first half of Swing with Bill Cartwright, you'll hear from Michael Buble, Billie Holiday and Doris Day. 

This week's program begins with the great harmonies of the Andrew Sisters followed by "Marie" by Tommy Dorsey and Will Bradley's "Jimtown Blues."  During the first half of Bill's swing show, you'll also hear from the Four Freshmen, Maxine Sullivan, and Earl Fatha Hines.

Ella Fitzgerald singing "Darn That Dream" begins the second hour of this swing program followed by Artie Shaw and Steve Tyrell.  And vocalist June Christy "It Don't Mean a Thing" and Glenn Miller's "American Patrol" ends this salute to the swing era.

Bill begins this swing show with a song by Ella Fitzgerald, "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe" from her Harold Arlen Songbook cd followed by Tony Bennett's "Are You Havin' Any Fun."  Tony Bennett has a few concert dates this winter in Florida and on Sunday, Feb. 8th in LA with Lady Gaga.  Their live blu-ray was released in 2015.

Join host Bill Cartwright at 10pm on Saturday, January 31st, for a program which begins with "Day In, Day Out" by Diana Krall and ends with "I Can't Get Started" by Bunny Berigan.  Also heard in this show is music by vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Dinah Washington, and Natalie Cole.