A distinguished jazz singer who expanded her audience with forays into pop and R, Nancy Wilson was still in high school in Columbus, Ohio, when she won a talent contest and began singing in local clubs. She graduated and performed in a big band, then moved to New York in 1959, where she sang in clubs and signed with Capitol Records.

Nancy Wilson

A distinguished jazz singer who expanded her audience with forays into pop and R, Nancy Wilson was still in high school in Columbus, Ohio, when she won a talent contest and began singing in local clubs. She graduated and performed in a big band, then moved to New York in 1959, where she sang in clubs and signed with Capitol Records.

Nancy Wilson - Born In Chillicothe, OH in 1937 - 3 Grammys & 70 Albums

Nancy Wilson - Born In Chillicothe, OH in 1937 - 3 Grammys & 70 Albums

Carmen McRae (1950s)

Carmen McRae (1950s)

Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln

Nancy Wilson! Elegant.

Nancy Wilson! Elegant.

Celia Cruz!

Celia Cruz!

Nancy Wilson - The Baby!!!

Nancy Wilson - The Baby!!!

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Celia Cruz, via http://vintageblackglamour.tumblr.com/post/3086795371/celia-cruz

Nancy Wilson, Singer of Blues, Jazz and Cabaret - Grammy Award

Nancy Wilson, Singer of Blues, Jazz and Cabaret – Grammy Award

Nancy Wilson, Singer of Blues, Jazz and Cabaret - Grammy Award

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Nancy Wilson #guesswhoisawtoday

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