Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy-winning "song stylist" who excelled as a jazz and pop singer, died Thursday, her manager told The Associated Press. She was 81. >> Read more trending news Wilson died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, California, Devra Hall Levy, her manager and publicist, said late Thursday. Wilson put 11 songs into Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart during her career, according to IMDb. Her 1964 song, “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” rose to No. 11 on the charts. From March 1964 and June 1965, Wilson placed four albums in Billboard’s Top LP charts. >> Photos: Notable deaths of 2018 Wilson won her first Grammy Award in 1965 for best R&B recording for her album, “How Glad I Am,” according to IMDb. She also won Grammys for her albums “R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) in 2005, and “Turned to Blue” in 2007. She retired from live performances in … [Read more...] about Nancy Wilson, legendary jazz singer, Grammy winner, dead at 81
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Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81 published: 14 Dec 2018 views: 7 Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/nancy-wilson-grammy-winning-jazz-singer-dies-81-59813466. Thanks for watching, subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Odi4U648cKmgL5MExopHw?sub_confirmation=1 Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning \"song stylist\" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told late Thursday night. She was 81. Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat \"King\" Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to \"Little Green Apples\" and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard\'s … [Read more...] about Grammy award-winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson dies aged 81 after battling a long illness
Andrew Dalton and Hillel Italie Associated Press Published 1:59 AM EST Dec 14, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told The Associated Press late Thursday night. She was 81. Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts. Sometimes elegant and understated, or quick and conversational and a little naughty, she was best known for such songs as her breakthrough “Guess Who I Saw Today” and the 1964 … [Read more...] about Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
TRIBUTES are pouring in to the legendary singer Nancy Wilson after her death at the age of 81. Here's what we know about the jazz, soul and pop legend, whose extraordinary gift for story-telling captivated millions over six decades in showbiz. What was Nancy Wilson's cause of death? Her manager Devra Hall Levy said Nancy had died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, on December 13, 2018. The singer's incredible life began 81 years earlier on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was the first of six children born to Olden Wilson, a supervisor at an iron foundry, and Lilian Ryan, a maid. Nancy began singing at the age of 4, and by the age of ten was the lead singer in a local choir. She cut her first record for Dot Records, but nurtured her talent for a further seven years before she moved to New York in 1959. During her prime she would release three albums in a single year, and used … [Read more...] about What was Nancy Wilson’s cause of death and what were the jazz singer’s best songs?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAndrew R. Chow June 22, 2018 Rebecca Parris, a husky-voiced jazz singer known for both her blistering scat runs and her deeply affecting interpretations of ballads, died on Sunday in South Yarmouth, Mass. She was 66. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Marla Kleman, who said Ms. Parris had collapsed after a performance and was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where she died. No cause was given, but Ms. Kleman said Ms. Parris’s health had been declining since 2004, when she had a heart attack and developed severe osteoporosis. Ms. Parris was hailed by local journalists as “Boston’s first lady of jazz,” but over a four-decade career she also earned the respect of the jazz world at large, playing with luminaries like Dizzy Gillespie, Gary Burton and Buddy Rich. She performed at the Monterey … [Read more...] about Rebecca Parris, Jazz Singer, Is Dead at 66
(CNN)Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy-winning artist who called herself a "song stylist," has died, her manager said. She was 81. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness, her manager, Devra Hall Levy, said. The vocalist from Chillicothe, Ohio, initially focused on R&B music but later excelled at jazz ballads and torch songs. She made her debut with her 1961's single, "Guess Who I Saw Today." Read More Wilson's biggest hit came in 1964 with "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am," which rose through the charts to the #11 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 singles and earned her a Grammy Award for best R&B recording. She would win two more Grammy Awards, in 2005 and 2007. In the 1990s, Wilson became the host of National Public Radio's "Jazz Profiles," a documentary series featuring jazz legends and the music legacy. After a musical and acting career spanning more than six decades, she retired from live performances in 2011. She wanted "to spend all of … [Read more...] about Nancy Wilson, legendary jazz singer, dead at 81