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Sarah Vaughan. By: Kelsey Goodman. Date – 3.27.1924 – 4.3.1990. Began piano lesson’s at age 7. Sang in church choir. occasionally played piano for rehearsals and services. Illegally went in Newark's night clubs performing as a pianist and occasionally a singer.

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Sarah vaughan

Sarah Vaughan.

By: Kelsey Goodman


Date 3 27 1924 4 3 1990

Date – 3.27.1924 – 4.3.1990

  • Began piano lesson’s at age 7.

  • Sang in church choir.

  • occasionally played piano for rehearsals and services.

  • Illegally went in Newark's night clubs performing as a pianist and occasionally a singer.

  • Attended Newark’s East Side High School later transferring to Newark’s arts high school.

  • Drop out of high school her junior year to concentrate on music.


Early career

Early Career.

  • Sarah’s Jazz Style was swing.

  • She started her solo career in 1945.

  • She sang in clubs in New York such as the “Famous Door” and and Downbeat.

  • On may 11th 1945 She recorded “Lover Man”

  • After being invited by Violinist Stuff Smith to record the song “Time and Again” in October, she was offered a recording contract For the MusicCraft label.


The mercury years

The Mercury years.

  • In 1953 Treadwell Negotiated a very unique contract for Sarah.

  • Her Mercury recording session took place in February 1954.

  • She stayed with Mercury until 1959.

  • Her commercial success with Mercury Began with the 1954 hit “Make yourself comfortable”

  • After that she had a succession of hits with Mercury Records.


The 1960 s

The 1960’s.

  • After her contract with Mercury records expired in 1959, she signed onto Roulette records.

  • She began recording with Roulette records in April 1960.

  • She adopted a Daughter in 1961.

  • After her contract with Roulette records expired in 1963, she went back to Mercury Records.


The 1970 s

The 1970’s

  • Bob Shad who worked with her on Mercury Records asked her to come record for his new record company Mainstream Records.

  • Ernie Wilkins Arranged and conducted her first mainstream album.

  • In April 1972 she recorded a number of ballads, arranged and conducted by Michel Legrand.


1970 s continued

1970’s (Continued)

  • Peter Matz, Jack Elliott and AllynFerguson Teamed up with Vaughan’s third mainstream album “Feelin Good”

  • She also recorded “Live In Japan” a live album In Tokyo With The trio in September 1973.

  • Vaughan’s relationship with mainstream went down in hill in 1974 allegedly in a conflict with Fisher over an album cover.

  • This left Vaughan without a recording contract for three years.


Late career

Late Career .

  • Vaughan continued to be an active artist even in the 1980’s.

  • A performance of her Gershwin program with the New Jersey symphony in 1980,was broadcasted on PBS, and won her an Emmy in 1981.

  • In 1985 Vaughan received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk Of Fame’.

  • In 1988 Vaughan was put into the ‘American Jazz Hall Of Fame’


Death

Death.

  • In 1989 Vaughan’s heath began to decline, although she rarely showed any hints in her performance’s.


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