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The First Ladies of Jazz

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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  • richakaul By richakaul
    04.02.14  

    Billie Holiday!!! Magical! :)

  • mich61 By mich61
    04.02.14  

    I love it don't mean a thing. What a voice!

  • greaseballs80 By greaseballs80
    04.02.14  

    Ella Fitzgerald

  • skylasage By skylasage
    04.02.14  

    Miles Davis

  • carrierasor By carrierasor
    04.02.14  

    Billie Holiday

  • ldripps By ldripps
    04.02.14  

    I enjoy listening to Sarah Vaughan

  • LoraineyE By LoraineyE
    04.02.14  

    I really liked Billie Holiday

  • kimcres By kimcres
    04.02.14  

    Ella...lovely voice

  • shur8647 By shur8647
    04.02.14  

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

  • SASSYGRACE By SASSYGRACE
    04.02.14  

    Definately Billie Holiday. Also love Nina Simone.

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