Newport News’ most famous Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald was born in 1917, she loved to sing and dance growing up but didn’t know she had talent. Vocalist Jennifer Gammill pays tribute to her musical hero by sharing her songs and rise to fame. Students learn how to scat in signature style of the 13 time Grammy winner. Featuring the song “This Elephant’s Gerald” by JumpinJazz Kids, a unique line of children’s music that combines classic narrative storytelling with fun, pop-influenced jazz songs. Students will dance, sing and enjoy a jazz performance while learning about local history.
Audience Limit: 200
Program Length: 50 Minutes
Appropriate for Grades:
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
Assembly Price: $295.00
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $395.00
Ella 100 a Centennial Celebration
April 25, 2017 – April 25, 2018
Clean, clear, swept space. Access to outlet, space for sound system, microphone, and large picture stands. Projector with remote.
There are no designated restrictions associated with this program.