Happy 94th Birthday Sarah Vaughan


Today is the 94th birthday of arguably one of the very best jazz singers of the last century:  Sarah Vaughan.  Our local public radio station has a Big Band and Jazz program every Saturday night, I remember hearing a recording of her singing Black Coffee over twenty years ago and it resonated with me. The stripped down solitude of the arrangement is perfection.  The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

NAME: Sarah Vaughan
OCCUPATION: Pianist, Singer
BIRTH DATE: March 27, 1924
DEATH DATE: April 03, 1990
PLACE OF BIRTH: Newark, New Jersey
PLACE OF DEATH: Hidden Hills, California
REMAINS: Buried, Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, NJ

BEST KNOWN FOR:  Jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan performed with big bands before becoming a solo artist. She is known for singing “Send in the…

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