Happy Birthday, Sarah Vaughan!
Singer Sarah Vaughan would have been 94 years old tomorrow. Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was a four-time Grammy Award winner, a “Lifetime Achievement Award” winner and recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Award, the National Endowment for the Arts’ highest honor in jazz. It’s no wonder she was often referred to as the singer’s singer and was famously known as “The Divine One.” Jazz critic Leonard Feather called her “the most important singer to emerge from the bop era.” The sassy singer even expanded and started singing pop, which many jazz purists scoffed at first.
In honor of her music career that spanned nearly 50 years, we’ve whipped up a Spotify playlist with her greatest and most memorable hits. In other words, this New Jersey native’s soft voice is not to be missed, enjoy!