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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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  1. 1
    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music More
    #1 on the ultimate list
    Word is she's sold more albums than anybody!
  2. 2
    Third stream, Swing music, Hard bop More
    #26 on the ultimate list
    The poster woman for the 10th anniversary of Jazz Appreciation Month so you know she's mega ... more
  3. 3
    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music More
    #2 on the ultimate list
    Even people who don't have a clue about Billie Holiday know her name. Check out the Lady Sings ... more
  4. 4
    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz More
    #3 on the ultimate list
  5. 5
    Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz More
    #10 on the ultimate list
    This Lady don't play.
  6. 6
    Neo soul, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
    #21 on the ultimate list
    Justin Bieber fans cried when Spalding snatched the best new artist Grammy right from under ... more
  7. 7
    Jazz More
    #28 on the ultimate list
  8. 8
    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz More
    #4 on the ultimate list
  9. 9
    Jazz More
    #12 on the ultimate list
  10. 10
    Kozmigroov, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz More
    #31 on the ultimate list
  11. 11
    Ballad, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz More
    #16 on the ultimate list
  12. 12
    Vocal jazz, Post-bop, Jazz More
    #8 on the ultimate list
  13. 13
    Pop music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz More
    #18 on the ultimate list
  14. 14
    #15 on the ultimate list
  15. 15
    Traditional pop music, Jazz More
    #5 on the ultimate list
  16. 16
    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz More
    #37 on the ultimate list
  17. 17
    Pop music, Jazz, Blues More
    #33 on the ultimate list
  18. 18
    Jazz, Blues More
    #19 on the ultimate list
  19. 19
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music More
    #34 on the ultimate list
  20. 20
    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion More
    #29 on the ultimate list
  21. 21
    Traditional pop music, Jazz, Bossa nova More
    #11 on the ultimate list
  22. 22
    Pop music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues More
    #36 on the ultimate list
  23. 23
    #55 on the ultimate list
  24. 24
    Folk music, Jazz, Country More
    #22 on the ultimate list
  25. 25
    Pop music, Jazz, Country More
    #38 on the ultimate list

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