Happy 94th Birthday Sarah Vaughan

Waldina

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…

View original post 632 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s