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The First Ladies of Jazz

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 04.02.14
The First Ladies of Jazz
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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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  • star6tko By star6tko

    My favorite jazz artist is Ella Fitzgerald and "It don't mean a thing" is my favorite song by her.

  • chihuahua_lady By chihuahua_lady

    Lena Horne

  • janiea By janiea


  • adh123 By adh123

    definitely ella fitzgerald

  • latebloom By latebloom

    I forgot to add Etta James! And Rosemary Clooney sang Jazz as well as pop..

  • latebloom By latebloom

    Peel me a grape! I love Vesta Williams! She ranks up there with all the other greats! And Diana Krall is taking over the reigns too!

  • nicolegray By nicolegray

    Billie Holiday is my all time fav. Jazz singer! Such a beautiful singer.

  • mom3ways By mom3ways

    I'm loving the Summertime!!

  • songinc By songinc

    Ella Fitzgerald

  • sweetbasil By sweetbasil

    Billie Holliday, God Bless the Child

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