Abbey Lincoln – was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress who wrote and performed her own compositions. One of many singers influenced by Billie Holiday, Lincoln’s lyrics were often connected to the civil rights movement in America.
JAM 2008 Poster - The National Museum of American History has issued a new poster to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. The poster features Ella Fitzgerald, “The First Lady of Song,” with an illustration by the American artist Jeffrey Fulvimari.
Sarah Vaughan plays the piano as Duke Ellington and Billy Eckstine look on, circa The Newark, NJ-born Ms. Vaughan studied piano as a child and went on to win first prize at the Apollo Theater’s famous Amateur Night competition. Billy Eckstine was in