Semenya McCord's Tribute to Billie Holiday Eric Jackson narrates
July 20, 2013
Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 15, 1959) lived a life of musical passion and magnetic presence which continues to inspire singers and audiences today. Her ability to deliver popular songs with a memorable understanding of great storytelling lyrics and subtle rhythms touched countless lives worldwide. This concert celebrates that legacy by focusing on the progressive contributions of her life and times, while acknowledging the struggles of a woman's life in entertainment. Award-winning vocalist Semenya McCord performs with Eric Jackson (narrator), Frank Wilkins (piano), Dave Zinno (bass), Stanley Swann (drums), and Bobby Tynes (reeds).