albums 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

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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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Ella Fitzgerald Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music - Word is she's sold more albums than anybody!

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Mary Lou Williams 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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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Billie Holiday 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
Sarah Vaughan Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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Nancy Wilson Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz - This Lady don't play.

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Esperanza Spalding 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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Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Nina Simone Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Abbey Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today

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Alice Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Alice Coltrane Kozmigroov, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz

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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
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
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

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Peggy Lee Traditional pop music, Jazz

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Dee Dee Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Dee Dee Bridgewater Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Diane Schuur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Diane Schuur Pop music, Jazz, Blues

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Shirley Horn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
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
Patti Austin Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music

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Carmen Lundy 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
Diana Krall Traditional pop music, Jazz, Bossa nova

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Rachelle Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Rachelle Ferrell Pop music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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Cassandra Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Cassandra Wilson Folk music, Jazz, Country

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Renee Olstead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
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
Norah Jones Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

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Concha Buika Flamenco, Chill-out music, House music

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Stacey Kent Vocal jazz, Jazz

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Madeleine Peyroux is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Madeleine Peyroux Jazz, Blues

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Melody Gardot is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 30 Fierce Women of Jazz from Yesterday and Today
Melody Gardot Acoustic music, Jazz, Blues