Jazz 100 - Billie Holiday 09 Jun 2017
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. Joy, spontaneity, sensuality, vulnerability, and emotional intensity, Lady Day sang the truth.
Ingrid Lucia sings Billie Holiday at this year's Festival. Read more about the show here!