Elaine M. Hayes with John Gilbreath
Co-presented with EARSHOT JAZZ.
Seattle-based jazz historian Elaine Hayes celebrates the publication of her delightful new biography of the great singer Sarah Vaughan, Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan (Ecco).
“Hayes brings to life the story of one of America’s most musically gifted, creative, intelligent, and productive women. An enticing and essential read for anyone drawn to the sounds of the inimitable Sarah Vaughan and what it meant to be strong, talented, beautiful, and black in 20th century America.” — Carol Ann Muller.
“A lively and moving portrait of the passionate and tenacious jazz singer. Hayes gracefully narrates Vaughan’s life… a detailed look at a fearless singer who constantly moved into new musical territories and left a legacy for younger musicians.” — Publishers Weekly.
With Elaine Hayes onstage tonight for conversation is John Gilbreath, executive director of the excellent, long-playing Earshot Jazz Festival, also regularly to be heard on KBCS and KEXP. This should be fun.