Lady Sings the Blues (Rhonda Richmond)
This concert features Rhonda Richmond, one of Jackson’s most outstanding jazz singers, and celebrates the extraordinary music of Billie Holiday, one of America’s most memorable jazz vocalists.
Richmond will be singing at Duling Hall on September 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Billie Holiday (1915-1959), had a performing career that lasted almost 30 years. Nicknamed "Lady Day,” she has had a powerful and lasting influence on jazz and popular singers such as Mariah Carey, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, 2pac, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, and many more.
Her vocal style, inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of singing, and she was known for her distinctive voice and improvisational ability. Life magazine wrote, "She has the most distinct style of any popular vocalist and is imitated by other vocalists. She is known for her recordings of almost 60 hit songs such as “Ain’t Nobody’s Business,” “Don’t Explain,” “Billie’s Blues,”, “Lady Sings the Blues,” and the most famous song that she co-wrote, “God Bless the Child.”
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