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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

1924 - 1990

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genre: Vocal jazz

Scat virtuoso, be-bop muse, jazz legend - Sarah Vaughan elevated the role of vocalist to an art form, placing her among the most respected musicians of her time. After performing with the big bands of Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine, she launched her solo career in the mid-1940s. A dozen years later, the artist reached superstar status. Vaughan's rich contralto, harmonic sensibility and horn-like phrasing allowed her to slip into whichever musical genre she fancied. Nicknamed "The Divine One," she is considered today as one of the three great jazz vocalists, along with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

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