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After visiting frequently on her national and international tours, jazz singer Doris Hines moved to Minneapolis in 1963, and has made her mark on the local music scene ever since.

After visiting frequently on her national and international tours, jazz singer Doris Hines moved to Minneapolis in 1963, and has made her mark on the local music scene ever since.

Headspin, Headshots, and History: Growing up in Twin Cities Hip Hop by Zach Combs

Headspin, Headshots, and History: Growing up in Twin Cities Hip Hop by Zach Combs

Joyce Bryant was a blues and jazz singer in the 1940's and 50's. She was referred to as the Black Marilyn Monroe, with "the Voice You'll Always Remember".

Joyce Bryant was a blues and jazz singer in the 1940's and 50's. She was referred to as the Black Marilyn Monroe, with "the Voice You'll Always Remember".

Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 or 1939) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music. She may be best known for #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", and "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and for "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.

Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 or 1939) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is notable for jazz, soul, R&B, and folk music. She may be best known for #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", and "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and for "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.

Duke Ellington...born April 29, 1899 Edward Kennedy Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 at 1217 22nd Street NW, Washington D.C.

Duke Ellington...born April 29, 1899 Edward Kennedy Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 at 1217 22nd Street NW, Washington D.C.

Thelonious Monk (1959)  Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse.

Thelonious Monk (1959) Rehearsing in a New York loft with saxophonists Phil Woods and Charlie Rouse.

Nina Simone (1933-2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist and jazz musician

Nina Simone (1933-2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist and jazz musician

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