Presentation on theme: "By Ge’Asa. THE EARLY YEARS… Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25 in 1923 New Port News Virginia. Fitzgerald went to a Methodist church and she regularly."— Presentation transcript:
THE EARLY YEARS… Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25 in 1923 New Port News Virginia. Fitzgerald went to a Methodist church and she regularly attended bible study and Sunday school.
WHY IS ELLA FITZGERALD FAMOUS? Ella Fitzgerald is famous because of her scat singing. Lady Ella’s vocal range is spanning on three octaves (Db3 to Db6). With her horn like voice she had improvisational ability. From 1943 to 1950 Fitzgerald recorded 7 hits. Her most famous hit was Ella and Basie In 1963.
THE LATER YEARS… The Queen Of Jazz was married at least twice. She appeared on many TV shows such as Frank S intra Show, Andy Williams, Pat Boone And The Ed Sullivan Show. Ella was hospilitized again In 1986 at Niagara Falls New York. She was diagnosed with heart failure. In 1993 she hade both of her legs amputated below the knee.
INTERESTING FACTS On November 21 1934 at age of 17,she entered a talent contest at the Apollo Theater. In 1935 Ella was signed to be a featured singer at The Harlem Opera House. She loved jazz recordings by Louis Armstrong,Bing Crosby, and The Boswell Sisters. She tried so hard to sound like Connie Boswell. She won 13 Grammy Awards. She won the Kennedy Center for the performing Arts Medal of honor award, National medal of Art. Presidential medal of Freedom.
ELLA FITZGERALD’S IMPACT ON OTHER’S LIVES… She made scat more popular. She made It possible for their to be female jazz singers. She made jazz music popular. She inspired people to like jazz music.
MY OPINION My opinion about Ella Fitzgerald is that she has a sweet milky voice. And she is a very very great singer and her low voice and high voice. I think she is really really talented.
WORK CITED www. Wikipedia.org www.worldbookonline.com