Billie Holiday
Born: 1915

Billie Holiday (“Lady Day”) is considered by many to be the greatest of all jazz singers. In a tragically abbreviated
singing career that lasted less than three decades, her evocative phrasing and poignant delivery
profoundly influenced vocalists who followed her. Although her warm, feathery voice inhabited a limited
range, she used it like an accomplished jazz instrumentalist, stretching and condensing phrases in an
ever-shifting dialogue with accompanying musicians. Famous for delivering lyrics… Continue

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