Ella’s Big Chance is the classic story of Cinderella set in the jazz-filled roaring 1920s. “Ella Cinders loves helping her father in his dress shop and laughing with her friend Buttons, the store’s delivery boy. Then comes the terrible day when her father remarries and everything changes. Her stepmother makes her sew in the dreary basement. Her stepsisters mock her shabby dress. And to top it off, the new Mrs. Cinders forbids Ella to attend the duke’s grand ball. Heartbroken, Ella is sure that her life will never be what she dreamed. But with the help of a fairy godmother and some sparkling courage of her own, this Cinderella discovers that dreams can come true in the most unexpected of ways.”
Listen to Ella’s music at Central Library at the Hot Jazz for Cool Kids Concert Series. The next concert is coming up Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3pm. This program will feature a performance by the Allen Turk Burke Quintet. Allen’s talent on keyboard and vocals and skill as a music director has been tapped by celebrated performers such as the Spinners, Patti LaBelle and Marvin Gaye.
Find out more about some of our country’s great jazz musicians by checking out or downloading any of the books below. You can also find lots of printables, crafts and other music activities to do at home on the indyPL Kids’ Blog Musical Instrument Pinterest Boards. Make your own music and then come hear some live at the library!