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“The Great Women of Jazz” with Jessica Lee and Mark Strickland

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Jessica Lee and Mark Strickland
An intimate musical journey exploring the songs and stories of the great women of jazz. Jessica Lee and Mark Strickland will perform songs celebrating the singers of the early years – the Blues of Mamie Smith and Bessie Smith and the Gospel music of Mahalia Jackson. They will journey into the Jazz Era featuring songs from Pittsburgh’s own Maxine Sullivan and those she influenced: Billie Holiday; Sarah Vaughan; Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. They’ll then enter the crossover genre of “Rhythm, Jazz & Blues” with the songs of Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack.

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