Great Women Singers of the 20th Century: Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Chaka Kahn
Nancy Wilson has successfully recorded over 40 albums and cds. A beautiful woman who is also an actress of note, she has been seen in performance many times. This 1993 evening of singing at the famed Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. is a definitive evening of Nancy’s, during which she performs many of her well known songs including her GRAMMY winning "How Glad I Am," "I Have Never Been To Me" and the classic "Guess Who I Saw Today?”
"Sassy" as Sarah Vaughan was lovingly called, is considered one of the definitive, great women singers of jazz and popular music, recording with many jazz greats including Count Basie, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, the legendary Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter and Quincy Jones who said "…Sassy and Ella were "fire breathing monsters, they saw themselves as horns." This concert gives us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a happy, relaxed, warmly humorous and vocally supreme presentation by the great singer. Backed by a jazz trio, she sings several of her well known, classic songs including "Poor Butterfly," "East Of The Sun" as well as her two most identified songs "Misty" and Stephen Sondheim’s "Send In The Clowns."
Chaka Khan has been singing for 35 years. The multi-platinum, Grammy Award singer began her career in the early 1970’s with the pre-imminent funk group Rufus. This live performance at New York’s famed jazz club The Blue Note finds Chaka in great voice performing a rare catalog of songs closely associated with jazz. including the Ellington/Strayhorn"Take The ‘A’ Train," Rodgers and Hart’s "My Funny Valentine," plus "Summertime" and "I Loves You Porgy" from Gershwin’s folk opera "Porgy and Bess."