Quotes About Jazz Singers

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Quotes About Jazz Singers

Yeah, sorry for not being all Betty Bad Ass; fighting isnt exactly a requirement for jazz singers.
— J.L. Vallance —

Yeah, sorry for not being all Betty Bad Ass; fighting isn't exactly a requirement for jazz singers.

— J.L. Vallance

I love Ray Charles. He can still teach everybody a lot about how to make great music. Not necessarily how to make hits, but how to make great music. Of course, part of it is his incredible talent. Who are the greatest jazz singers in the world? Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles.

— Ahmet Ertegun

I studied the lives of jazz singers who would tour Europe, and ... what I learned was life was big ride for them. They'd seen the dark side of humanity ... but touring the world playing jazz, it was a truly carefree way of living. A great escapism, if you like.

— Gary Carr

I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.

— Madeleine Peyroux

I grew up listening to Beethoven and old jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Anita O'Day. But those were, like, the only women I listened to - I hated women pop singers.

— Sophie B. Hawkins

A lot of the people that I photograph are master musicians themselves, whether they're singers or great jazz players and it's kind of fun to figure out who they came up with and who they emulated or who they idolized actually.

— Carol Friedman

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