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Flying High

Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Jo Stafford, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. 


Early in their careers, they were “canaries” -- women singing with the great Big Bands of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, and others. 


But these women were birds of a feather in more ways than one.


They didn’t let bandleaders define them and they all went on to soloist careers. 


Now California-based music nonprofit, Jazz at the Ballroom, is presenting “Flying High: Big Band Canaries Who Soared,” to share the music of these trailblazing women.


It's a revue of the music made famous by jazz canaries once they spread their wings.!

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