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Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen (Volume 48) (Studies in Jazz, 48)

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Rediscover the captivating story of Florence Mills in "Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen (Volume 48) (Studies in Jazz, 48)," a biography that illuminates the life of a trailblazing African American artist whose influence on jazz and musical theater was profound yet largely forgotten. Born into the early 20th century, Florence Mills captivated audiences around the world, achieving international stardom as a black female artist at a time when racial and gender barriers were formidable. From her early days in the spirited streets of Harlem to dazzling performances that won the hearts of European royalty, Mills was not just a performer; she was a pivotal figure in the evolution of American entertainment, shaping the future of black performance art and jazz singing. Her connections with icons like Duke Ellington, who dedicated "Black Beauty" to her, highlight her significant yet underappreciated impact on jazz music. Published on October 4, 2004, this insightful biography is a must-read for middle-school students exploring themes of racial justice and gender equality, as well as for librarians and jazz enthusiasts eager to delve into the rich tapestry of musical and cultural history.
Published by Scarecrow Press on October 4, 2004
368 pages
ISBN: 9780810850071
Best for readers in Middle School
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