Thelonious Monk Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse. Jazz: A History of America's Music; by Geoffrey C Ward and Ken Burns. Saw Monk at Longhorn Jazz Festival, Austin, July
Billie Holiday - Given the title “First Lady of the Blues” she was widely considered to be the greatest and most expressive jazz singer of all time. Despite her early death at her unique voice and style helped define the jazz era.
Miss Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan on April 1915 in Philadelphia PA. Her friend and musical partner Lester Young, nicknamed her “Lady Day”. Best known for her music influence on Jazz and Pop singing, Billie Holiday also co-wrote…Read more ›