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Caption from LIFE. "Ella Fitzgerald, who sings love ballads daintily, can roar like a trombone through a jazz classic."

Eliot Elisofon—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesCaption from LIFE. Ella Fitzgerald, who sings love ballads daintily, can roar like a trombone through a jazz classic.

Ella Fitzgerald performing at Mr Kelly's in 1958

Photo by Yale Joel for Life Magazine, 1958 Ella Fitzgerald performing at Mr. Kelly’s nightclub

Trombone Shorty may be one of the hottest musicians to come out of New Orleans since the Neville Brothers

Trombone Shorty @ Orleans Avenue - Essence Fest Saenger Theater Mobile 2016 and NO Jazz Fest 2016

Billie Holiday

hauntedbystorytelling: “ John Vachon :: Billie Holiday, with Teddy Wilson at the piano and Milt Hinton on bass, at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 1954 [for Look magazine] & src and hi-res: Shorpy ”

Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, with his Edwards trombone, in New Orleans on May 7, 2011    Photo by Eric Kiel

Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, with his Edwards trombone (Photo by Eric Kiel)

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) was an American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century."  Nicknamed "Sailor" (for her salty speech), "Sassy" and "The Divine One", Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.

Sarah Vaughan was an American jazz singer, described by Scott Yanow…

Melba Liston, Jazz musician (1926-1999) American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer

Melba Liston, Jazz musician American jazz trombonist, musical arranger, and composer ~Via Carmen Lundy

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