Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song

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Program Type: Lecture
Age Group: Adults


with Marc Courtade

Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. She came from a humble but happy family, and faced tremendous discrimination, yet she appealed to audiences as diverse as her vocal range. Join Marc when he showcases Ella’s amazing voice.