Known for her distinctive singing, which she did most often from the keyboard, Shirley Horn studied classical music before turning to jazz in the 1950s. In the early '60s she caught the attention of Miles Davis, and then her career started to take off.
Philadelphia-based singer Phyllis Chapell spoke with WRTI's Susan Lewis about how her own approach to music changed when she began listening to Shirley Horn, beginning with the song, "Here’s to Life."
The great Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th, 1917, and died in 1996; she would have turned 98 next week. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, "The Queen of Jazz" - also called "The First Lady of Song," left a lasting legacy on American song and jazz.
Music lives at The Fairmount Water Works, where a Philadelphia-area jazz singer is featured in a short film about the water. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Phyllis Chapell finds that music is one way to highlight environmental issues.
The short film, AEIOU-Water, is shown Sundays at the Fairmount Water Works.
A Philadelphia-area jazz singer, who interprets songs in many languages, is also drawing attention to environmental issues. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Phyllis Chapell finds that music is a way to reach people on many levels.