Queen of The Trumpet Remembered Still

A friend’s mom had her send me the link below, after hearing an interview on NPR with two young jazz musicians. Here’s her note to my friend:

For the first time I heard Valaida Snow’s name mentioned on All Things Considered today June 3 at about the 4:50 mark. Valaida is named for her as I recall. Send this on to Valaida; she might enjoy it… it’s a brief mention but interesting.

I don’t know if I’ve ever heard a musician single out and mention a Valaida Snow song, so this was a treat. Listen.

“For me, choosing songs that were maybe written in the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s — I choose them because they’re good songs.  — Cecile McLorin Salvant, 23-year-old jazz vocalist


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