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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  • your1chef By your1chef
    04.02.14  

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

  • wizardewu By wizardewu
    04.02.14  

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

  • SunnySideUp By SunnySideUp
    04.02.14  

    I'm A Fool To Want You

  • meeshee1 By meeshee1
    04.02.14  

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

  • NadyaB By NadyaB
    04.02.14  

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

  • hokiefan2010 By hokiefan2010
    04.02.14  

    Love Ella Fitzgerald!

  • kerrylee777 By kerrylee777
    04.02.14  

    Etta James, she is sassy!

  • iowakat By iowakat
    04.02.14  

    My favorite singer is Billy Holiday

  • creative By creative
    04.02.14  

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

  • elizdup By elizdup
    04.02.14  

    Sarah Vaughan - It's Magic...

  • zipporahs By zipporahs
    04.02.14  

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

  • Dan8888 By Dan8888
    04.02.14  

    Ella Fitzgerald

  • lilannie By lilannie
    04.02.14  

    God Bless The Child

  • GreisyW By GreisyW
    04.02.14  

    My favorite jazz Artist is Lena Horne she is amazing

  • logansmommy0611 By logansmommy0611
    04.02.14  

    Billie holiday!

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