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The First Ladies of Jazz

The First Ladies of Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month – and on any list of influential women who've changed the world – right up there with Indira Gandhi and Gloria Steinem you’re likely to find Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Each had a voice that you never forget.

With its roots in the blues, Jazz has been referred to as America's true classical art form. Although its famous instrumentalists have been male, women have been at the forefront of the genre when it comes to vocalists who expressed an incredible depth of emotion that spoke of despair, love and triumph in voices that oozed poignancy in every note.

 Join us in honoring their contributions to American culture and enter our our First Ladies of Jazz Giveaway to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! To enter, comment below and tell us your favorite Jazz artist or song. Maybe it's one of these masterpieces from Ella, Sarah, or Billie!

Billie Holiday Sarah Vaughan Ella Fitzgerald
   
God Bless The Child    Misty    It Don't Mean A Thing
         
   
I'm A Fool To Want You   Over The Rainbow    Summertime
         

"I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns. - Ella Fitzgerald"
 

*This giveaway is open through April15th to US residents over 18 years of age

4/21/2014 Congratulations to our lucky winner, GrlyGrl7!

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  • Kay3131 By Kay3131
    04.02.14  

    oh, what exceptional artists these are! I wish I could have seen them live. My favorite is Billie Holiday's incomparable version of " I'm A Fool to Want You." I hope there is a Supper Club in heaven where I can sit back and hear her sing with Amy Winehouse.

  • rkosully By rkosully
    04.02.14  

    My favorite jazz song is Billie Holiday's "Lady Sings the Blues". Such talented women!

  • prairie54 By prairie54
    04.02.14  

    Love God Bless The Child

  • logansmommy0611 By logansmommy0611
    04.02.14  

    Billie holiday!

  • GreisyW By GreisyW
    04.02.14  

    My favorite jazz Artist is Lena Horne she is amazing

  • lilannie By lilannie
    04.02.14  

    God Bless The Child

  • Dan8888 By Dan8888
    04.02.14  

    Ella Fitzgerald

  • zipporahs By zipporahs
    04.02.14  

    I'm a Nina Simone fan myself... Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl was my fave.

  • elizdup By elizdup
    04.02.14  

    Sarah Vaughan - It's Magic...

  • creative By creative
    04.02.14  

    My favorite jazz singer is Mahalia Jackson The Eye of The Sparrow, my favorite!!!

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