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Jazz Artists

Esperanza Spalding es una cantante, contrabajista y bajista estadounidense de jazz. En 2011 ganó el Premio Grammy a la Artista Revelación, siendo la primera artista de jazz que haya logrado dicho reconocimiento.

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Cindy Blackman—Best recognized as the drummer for Lenny Kravitz, Blackman has played for nearly every modern jazz artist around. She has proven time and again that women can more than hold their own in the jazz world, playing with a subtle, sinewy style that shifts from jazz and rock to funk and back.

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Yolanda-Brown-with-saxophone -YolanDa Brown is currently one of Britain’s most famous female saxophonists. She talked to Rachel John about her debut album, education, and the role that faith plays in her life. YolanDa Brown is most probably one of the UK’s most well-known female jazz artists.

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Charlie Parker, aka ""Bird" & "Yardbird", jazz saxophonist & composer. He was a highly influential jazz soloist, a leading figure in the development of bebop, & an introducer of revolutionary harmonic ideas. As an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, he personified the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist & intellectual, rather than an entertainer. Miles Davis once said, "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong. Charlie Parker."

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