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The First Ladies of Jazz

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 04.02.14
The First Ladies of Jazz
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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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  • iowakat By iowakat

    My favorite singer is Billy Holiday

  • kerrylee777 By kerrylee777

    Etta James, she is sassy!

  • hokiefan2010 By hokiefan2010

    Love Ella Fitzgerald!

  • NadyaB By NadyaB

    Sarah Vaughan - Over the rainbow, it's wonderful!

  • meeshee1 By meeshee1

    Billie Holiday is such a talented woman. But so are all of them! Just beautiful voices. Such great talents.

  • SunnySideUp By SunnySideUp

    I'm A Fool To Want You

  • wizardewu By wizardewu

    Ella Fitzgerald's Summertime is one of my favorite jazz songs.

  • your1chef By your1chef

    So hard to pick just one talented female jazz singer.... tie between Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.

  • raquelslaughter By raquelslaughter

    My favorite Things- John Coltrane is a fave of mine.

  • kfraccio By kfraccio

    Sarah Vaughn....amazing

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