30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today Bands/Musicians

30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

Everybody knows men usually take top dog positions in history even though women have contributed at least as much and in some cases more. Jazz is one of those areas where women haven’t always gotten their props but this year 2011 different organizations are paying them tribute. A woman described as a genius named Mary Lou Williams has been made the poster girl on the poster you see here for Jazz Appreciation Month, which evidently is observed in the U.S. every April same time as National Poetry Month. Since she’s the poster girl Williams tops this list. Most of everybody after her is ranked mostly chronologically, except number 5, instead of one being better than the other. They’re all seriously great musicians and excellent at their musicianship.
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    #1 on the original list
    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music Word is she's sold more albums than anybody!

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    Mary Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #42 on the original list
    Third stream, Swing music, Hard bop The poster woman for the 10th anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month so you know she's mega hot.

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    #2 on the original list
    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music Even people who don't have a clue about Billie Holiday know her name. Check out the Lady Sings the Blues movie with Evan Ross's mother Diana Ross.

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    Sarah Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #3 on the original list
    Sarah Vaughan Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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    Nancy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #9 on the original list
    Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz This Lady don't play.

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    Esperanza Spalding is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #31 on the original list
    Neo soul, Jazz fusion, Jazz Justin Bieber fans cried when Spalding snatched the best new artist Grammy right from under everybody's nose. She is smokin fire hot.

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    Lil Hardin Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
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    #4 on the original list
    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    #56 on the original list
    Kozmigroov, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz

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    Carmen McRae is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #8 on the original list
    Carmen McRae Ballad, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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    Betty Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #16 on the original list
    Betty Carter Vocal jazz, Post-bop, Jazz

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    Lena Horne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #18 on the original list
    Lena Horne Pop music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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    Dianne Reeves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #15 on the original list
    Dianne Reeves

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    Peggy Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #6 on the original list
    Peggy Lee Traditional pop music, Jazz

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    #24 on the original list
    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Shirley Horn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #12 on the original list
    Shirley Horn Jazz, Blues

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    Patti Austin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #65 on the original list
    Patti Austin Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music

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    Carmen Lundy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #51 on the original list
    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #11 on the original list
    Traditional pop music, Jazz, Bossa nova

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    #59 on the original list
    Pop music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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    June Kuramoto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
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    Renee Olstead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #47 on the original list
    Renee Olstead Pop music, Jazz, Country

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    Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #10 on the original list
    Norah Jones Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

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    Concha Buika is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #93 on the original list
    Flamenco, Chill-out music, House music

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    Stacey Kent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
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    Melody Gardot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

    #20 on the original list
    Melody Gardot Acoustic music, Jazz, Blues

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