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Jazz Musician of the Day: Sarah Vaughan

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Sarah Vaughan All About Jazz is celebrating Sarah Vaughan's birthday today!

In the 1940s, when most women singers adorned big bands as stage attractions rather than legitimate members of jazz ensembles, Sarah Vaughan, along with her predecessor Ella Fitzgerald, helped elevate the vocalist\'s role as equal to that of the jazz instrumentalist. A woman known for her many vicissitudes, Vaughan\'s outspoken personality and artistic eloquence brought her the names “Sassy" and “The Divine One.” A talented pianist... Read more.

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