Dubbed “The First Lady of Song” because she was so well liked by all races, nationalities and religions, Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards, sold over 40 million albums and sang with some of the most influential jazz musicians of the time and in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall.

Here is a fact sheet to help share the magic of Ella Fitzgerald and her jazz music with your classes: 

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