The Score Magazine - Archive April 2017 - Page 42

ADITI SARAWAGI Top Female Jazz artists Jazz music has been around since the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It originated in New Orleans in USA amongst the African American community there and since then has gained popularity around the world. It is one of the most recognized forms of music and has emerged as an independent musical style. It is often hailed as "one of America's original art forms". Jazz music has its own charm and its own set of followers. Women have contributed to the field of jazz music from the age-old times and there are some brilliant female jazz artists who have inspired jazz musicians across the era. Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular female jazz singer in