The artists who will be heard on the CD are Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Etta James, Hank Jones, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Queen Latifah, Ledisi, k.d Lang, Dianne Reeves, Linda Ronstadt, Lizz Wright, and Stevie Wonder. Among the album's selections are such Fitzgerald hits as "Mr. Paganini," "Lady Be Good," "Miss Otis Regrets," and "A Tisket A Tasket." A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation.
Other performers scheduled to appear on the PBS special, which was taped last month in Los Angeles, include Patti Austin, Quincy Jones, Kimberly Locke, Monica Mancini, Ruben Studdard, and Nancy Wilson.
During her long recording career, Fitzgerald sold over 40 million albums and won 13 Grammy Awards. She died on June 15, 1996 at the age of 79 and would have turned 90 earlier this year.