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February 22, 2020
1:00 PM
Marietta House Museum
5626 Bell Station Road
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
301-464-5291; TTY 301-699-2544
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African American Women in Music: The Music of Sarah Vaughn

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Ages 8 & up.

Explore thee vibrant history of African American women in music in our lecture series with contemporary relevance. Discover these legends as barrier breakers, earth shakers, and hit makers who have paved the way for today's artists. 

Sarah Vaughn, 1924-1990, nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One," was a talented jazz singer and winner of four Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Vaughn is credited as being one of the first jazz artists to incorporate "bop" phrasing in her music. In 1990, she was inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame.