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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.