14-49 Story 1: The life and music of jazz legend, Sheila Jordan

 

Synopsis: Jazz is the quintessential American music genre, and nobody sings it better than Sheila Jordan. We talk to Jordan and her biographer about Jordan’s rise from poverty to her career singing with some of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century, the racism that jazz musicians – both black and white – experienced, and the need to preserve this music for future generations.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Sheila Jordan, jazz singer, teacher and composer. Ellen Johnson, singer, musician, author of Jazz Child: A portrait of Sheila Jordan

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