Old School: Sarah Vaughan


Black Coffee – Sarah Vaughan (1949)

Sarah Vaughan
(1924-1990)

Genre: Jazz
Origin: Newark > New Jersey > US
Career: 1942-1989
Tidbit: Vaughan was discovered at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in 1943, the prize for which was a week-long engagement opening for Ella Fitzgerald. Vaughan’s been recognized with Grammys, an Emmy, and the George & Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, along with induction in the American Jazz Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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