Along with Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, the Divine One completes the holy trinity of female jazz singers. Sarah Vaughan was one of the first singers to fully incorporate bop phrasing in her singing. Ella Fitzgerald called her the world’s “greatest singing talent.”
Sarah Vaughan's first husband, George Treadwell was the manager of the Doo-Wop group The Drifters and the R&B singer Ruth Brown.
Innovator of bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz.
He pushed the boundaries of jazz.
The big bands get smaller and grittier.
Jazz music moves off the dance floor.
The biggest musical phenomenon of the 20th century.
Urban-born rich vocal harmonies combined with teen romance.