Well, Ella never owned a personal computer or any "smart" device. After all, she passed in 1996. But we think she would have been thrilled with the way the creative folks at Google honored her 96th birthday - just look at this special "Google Doodle" that was posted on April 25, 2013. Isn't it wonderful?
ELLA AND THE BRITISH
Ella was hugely popular in England.
Here's a photo of the very first time she sailed over to perform.
And the British still adore her as you can tell by this great program that was on the BBC in April.
Did you ever see Ella perform in the UK? Please email us and tell us all about it!
Okay, time to brag... just a little. We've been working with the Gabriella Charter School here in L.A. for years - a fantastic elementary school that incorporates jazz and music into every school day. And they like to read, too! Our gratitude goes to founder Liza Bercovicci and her amazing staff. I truly wish we could open more schools like this all around the world.