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Jazz Musician of the Day: Sarah Vaughan

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

Sarah Vaughan - vocalist, pianist, recording artist (1924-1990) 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...Sarah Vaughan - vocalist, pianist, recording artist (1924-1990) 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... more

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