Sarah Vaughan facts for kids
Sarah Vaughan, possibly at Cafe Society, NYC, ~August 1946, by William P. Gottlieb.
|Birth name||Sarah Lois Vaughan|
|Also known as||"Sassy"
"The Divine One"
|Born||March 27, 1924|
|Died||April 3, 1990(aged 66)|
|Genres||Vocal jazz, bebop, cool jazz, traditional pop|
|Labels||Columbia, Mercury, Roulette, Pablo|
Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer. She was described by jazz writer Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century". She had a contralto (alto) vocal range.
Vaghan had the nicknames "Sassy" and "The Divine One", and she was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts gave her its "highest honor in jazz," the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.
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Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan perform at the White House in honor of the Shah of Iran on November 15, 1977.
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