Ella Jane Fitzgerald (1917-1996)
Known as the First Lady of Jazz and the First Lady of Song. Ella Fitzgerald holds a special place in American history and the world of music. As a young girl, Ella dreamed of becoming an entertainer. As a young
Ella was an unstoppable force in the music world, collaborating with industry greats across many genres and developing her unique singing style, called skatting. Over the course of her career, she recorded more than two hundred albums and two thousand songs. She made history in 1958 when she became the first African American woman to win a Grammy.
Thank you Ella Fitzgerald for the amazing music and inspiration.