Ella Fitzgerald
Born in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald turned to singing after a troubled childhood and debuted at the Apollo Theater in 1934. Discovered in an amateur contest, she went on to become the top female jazz singer for decades.

In 1958, Fitzgerald made history as the first African-American woman to win a Grammy Award. Due in no small part to her vocal quality, with lucid intonation and a broad range, the singer would go on to win 13 Grammys in total and sell more than 40 million albums.

Her multi-volume “songbooks” on Verve Records are among America’s recording treasures. Fitzgerald died in California in 1996.

An unexpected performance at the Apollo helped set Fitzgerald’s career in motion. She soon met bandleader and drummer Chick Webb and eventually joined his group as a singer.
Fitzgerald recorded “Love and Kisses” with Webb in 1935 and found herself playing regularly at one of Harlem’s hottest clubs, the Savoy. Fitzgerald also put out her first No. 1 hit, 1938’s “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” which she co-wrote. Later that year Ella recorded her second hit, “I Found My Yellow Basket.”

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Whether you are local or visiting, the history of Miami continues to grow. Dunn-Josephine offers a learning experience that will play a significant part in your life's history.

Wi-Fi

High speed internet  along with exciting new technology designed for the hospitality market.

Cable Television

Local and national television enjoyment.

Breakfast

Complimentary full breakfast each morning. *Please make us aware of special needs*

Priceless History

Library featuring local and national historical figures.

Shea Butter

Experience our hand-crafted, eco-friendly shea butter.

Wine

Complimentary bottle of our signature wines.

Miami in Style

We Have Vacancy!

We also invite you to our Zebra Room for small gatherings, entertainment and a lesson in history.

Find Us

1028 NW 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33136

Phone

888-854-9995
513-417-7781

E-Mail Us

staywithus@dunns-josephinehotel.com

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In addition to our special suites, we  will also host your special events such as private auctions, book signings, fraternity/sorority gatherings, small business meetings, bridal showers, baby showers, sales meetings, wine tasting, art exhibits and so much more. Contact us for additional details.

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