GREAT PERFORMANCES presents We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, premiering Wednesday, June 6 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). For more information visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/ellatribute/index.html
In this Web-exclusive video, see concert footage from the broadcast and interviews with American Idol Ruben Studdard and saxman Dave Koz as they share their thoughts on America's "First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald. The interviews were shot at a gala musical event commemorating what would have been Ella's 90th birthday.
The once-in-a-lifetime concert, co-hosted by Natalie Cole and Quincy Jones, also included Ella-inspired performances by Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, Jon Faddis, George Duke, Take 6, and others.
One of the longest-running performing arts anthologies on television, the award-winning GREAT PERFORMANCES series presents the best in music, dance and theater. The series is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, public television viewers, and PBS. Major corporate funding is provided by UBS.