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Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves. She was often referred to as the “First Lady of Song,” the “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella”. For more information on Ella Fitzgerald, see the fact file below or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
Ella Jane Fitgerald
Date of Birth
April 25, 1917
Date of Death
June 15, 1996
Place of Birth
Newport News, Virginia
Ella was the child of a common-law marriage
between William and Temperance Fitzgerald
First husband was Benny Kornegay
Second husband was Ray Brown.
In 1957, it was reported that Fitzgerald had secretly married
Thor Einar Larsen, a young Norwegian, in Oslo.
adopted a child born to Fitzgerald’s half-sister, Frances,
whom they christened Ray Brown, Jr.
Attended public school
American jazz vocalist
Reason for Fame
Known as “First Lady of Song”, Lady Ella.
With a vocal range spanning three octaves, Ella was noted for her purity of tone,
impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “hornlike” improvisational ability,
particular in her scatsinging. Over a recording career that lasted 59 years,
she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W.Bush.
Ella Fitzgerald Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Ella Fitzgerald worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about the American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves. She was often referred to as the “First Lady of Song,” the “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella”.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Ella Fitzgerald Facts
- Queen of Jazz
- Ella and Her Famous Orchestra
- All About that Jazz
- Name the Genre
- Modified TRUE or FALSE
- Music Search
- Other Jazz Singers
- Name the Instrument
- The New York Times
- My Song
- Answer Key
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.