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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  • cheryllo By cheryllo

    I love Sarah Vaughn's Misty !

  • lisando By lisando

    Ella Fitzgerald, for sure!

  • tja1967 By tja1967

    Ella.... all the way!

  • mervissa By mervissa

    Anything by Ella Fitzgerald!

  • shopgirl240 By shopgirl240

    My favorite is Ella Fitzgerald

  • kimspeaks1 By kimspeaks1

    I love listening to Ella F.!

  • subtitu By subtitu

    Ella Fitzgerald!

  • krissyar By krissyar

    I'd have to go with Billie Holiday - CLASSIC!


    Definately Billie Holiday. Also love Nina Simone.

  • shur8647 By shur8647

    Billie Holiday - She's so soulful! Voice like butter...

  • kimcres By kimcres

    Ella...lovely voice

  • LoraineyE By LoraineyE

    I really liked Billie Holiday

  • ldripps By ldripps

    I enjoy listening to Sarah Vaughan

  • carrierasor By carrierasor

    Billie Holiday

  • skylasage By skylasage

    Miles Davis

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