The First Ladies of Jazz

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 04.02.14
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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  • botts59 By botts59

    I love Billie Holiday!! She's GREAT!!!!

  • nayofx By nayofx

    Ella Fitzgerald!!!

  • mintonmom By mintonmom

    I have always been a fan of Lena Horne.

  • ironram1 By ironram1

    I really liked Billie Holiday

  • floridagal By floridagal

    Lena Horne is my fave.

  • MollyParnis By MollyParnis

    My favorite is Ella Fitzgerald because her voice is as clear as a bell @mollyparnis

  • lisaslkchik By lisaslkchik

    God Bless the Child, is Amazing! Love it, talk about old school!!!!

  • luckysista By luckysista

    Ella Fitzgerald is the bomb!

  • happytobeme70 By happytobeme70

    I have heard a lot about Billie Holiday

  • Appaloo2u2 By Appaloo2u2

    Billie Holiday!

  • Tifflonn By Tifflonn

    Ella Fitzgerald

  • GigiStyle By GigiStyle

    Ella Fitzgerald - At Last

  • Burgundy915 By Burgundy915

    Billie Holiday's "I'm a Fool to Want You..." Story of my life!!!

  • Kathizita By Kathizita

    Billie Holiday, great jazz singer!

  • pjammer By pjammer


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