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American pianist and singer, Kandace Springs is our 2017 cover star.

Three facts about Kandace Springs
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Ingrid Lucia travels from New Orleans to deliver her tribute to Billie Holiday and you can check her incredible voice out right here

Heading from New Orleans
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Her natural charm, pure tone, clear diction and perfect intonation allowed Ella to switch status at a stroke from homeless hoofer to star singer and kept her in the jazz audience and the twentieth century’s greatest songwriters’ hearts as the definitive interpreter of melody and lyric.

Jazz 100 - Ella Fitzgerald
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Think of the term jazz singer and Billie Holiday’s name immediately springs to mind. With a freewheeling sense of swing gleaned from her idol, Louis Armstrong, she married the bluesy sound of Bessie Smith to an innovative just-behind-the-beat approach and conveyed her life in her songs.

Jazz 100 - Billie Holiday
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The rare achievement, during his lifetime, in becoming universally acknowledged as a European jazz genius eclipsed even Django overcoming horrible digital disfigurement to play guitar with three fingers in a way that was passionate, virtuosic and completely individual.

Jazz 100 - Django Reinhardt
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A musician of extraordinary longevity, Benny Carter first recorded in 1928 and was still working seventy years later.

Jazz 100 - Benny Carter
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