Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday by Phil Stern. Louis Armstrong is considered the most important improviser in jazz. Armstrong was known as "Satchmo". Holiday grew up in jazz talent-rich Baltimore in the
her glamorous, dramatic style enhanced the message of powerful music: she favored sweeping gowns and floral prints, glamorous jewelry and, always, her signature outsized gardenia tucked behind her ear !
"Noteworthy" - a pastel by Brooks Garten Hauschild. Truly a 'labor of love', this piece includes several Jazz and Blues greats, like a young Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington and Nina Simone at top left. Coming from a musical family and playing piano by ear as a tiny tot, this piece is especially near and dear to my heart!