Ella Jenkins (07/17/1993)

July 29, 2022, 11:00 pm

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Gray haired woman stands with the ocean to her back
Ella Jenkins, cover photo for the album Come Dance By the Ocean. (ellajenkins.com Photo by B. Richter)

Born August 6, 1924, Ella Jenkins is known as the First Lady of Children’s Music. During her six-decade career, she shared songs and instruments with young people of all ages, in preschools, festivals, and concert venues all over the world. Studs Terkel welcomed his friend for a program of music and conversation in July 1993. Happy Birthday, Ella.