"Fats" Waller [1904, New York City, NY - 1943, Kansas City, KS] Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano.
David Warren "Dave" Brubeck was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke".
Billie Holiday | Legends of Jazz Billie Holiday (nicknamed Lady Day) was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became…
Famed Danish jazz musician Niels Lan Doky and Noma co-owner Claus Meyer have teamed up to transform a former ferry building into an entertainment venue that mirrors the golden age of jazz standards by George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
Undeniably gifted and extraordinarily talented, Billie Holiday was one of the most important singers of the Twentieth Century. She sang and co-write songs that have become no less than jazz standards, like "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit." She's inspired singers across genres and generations with her innovative, fully original vocals