The Harlem Renaissance
Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. She was one of the most popular female jazz singers for more than half a century, and is often referred to as "First Lady of Song" and "Queen of Jazz." She has won 13 Grammys and sold over 40 million albums. Her songs are forever classics and are still played constantly to this day. Ella died in 1996 in California.
Major Contributions to the Harlem Renaissance
Ella Fitzgerald was known for her beautiful voice, and with that voice she contributed to the Harlem Renaissance. She brought more spirit and talent than ever to the Renaissance with her harmonious songs, and broke racial barriers while doing so.
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: Dream A Little Dream Of Me