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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  • victoria8310 By victoria8310
    04.02.14  

    They are all great but I would have to say Billie Holiday is my all time favorite jazz singer.

  • marymount270 By marymount270
    04.02.14  

    Ella Fitzgerald for sure - her version of 'It's Only a Paper Moon" always reminds me of summers at home growing up.

  • jboyles By jboyles
    04.02.14  

    Ella Fitzgerald

  • carolay By carolay
    04.02.14  

    God Bless the Child-Billy Holiday

  • pprincip By pprincip
    04.02.14  

    Lena Horne - The Lady is a Tramp !

  • sonia23 By sonia23
    04.02.14  

    not a huge fan of jazz but i would go with Billie Holiday

  • dreampeddler By dreampeddler
    04.02.14  

    Love Over the Rainbow!

  • DocLorrie By DocLorrie
    04.02.14  

    to hard to choose Billie and Lena

  • angiesangle By angiesangle
    04.02.14  

    I love and adore Ella Fitzgerald! She is amazing!

  • GIZMOCIVIC By GIZMOCIVIC
    04.02.14  

    My favorite jazz artist is David Sanborn

  • moniecarson By moniecarson
    04.02.14  

    Billy holiday is my favorite jazz artist of all time

  • Ladygem616 By Ladygem616
    04.02.14  

    Billie Holiday

  • benz1171 By benz1171
    04.02.14  

    Sarah Vaughan.

  • aubs78 By aubs78
    04.02.14  

    I love Billie Holiday's voice. I was never into the ladies of jazz until I took a music appreciation course in college. I was taught to HEAR the music and it opened a whole new world.

  • ljensen By ljensen
    04.02.14  

    Love classic jazz! Ella Fitzgerald is my fave - Summertime and the living is easy! Gets me every time!

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