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
- What’s In A Name (valaida.com)
- Authentic Early Jazz, From A 23-Year-Old ‘WomanChild’ (wnyc.org)
- Jazz: Cecile McLorin Salvant (thoughtsofasapiosexual.wordpress.com)
- A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz (wnyc.org)