(WEAA) - Sarah Vaughan was an American jazz vocalist and pianist in the early 1940s.
She plays a role in jazz history, being known for the versatility of her vocal ability.
Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Sarah Vaughan was the daughter of amateur musicians.
She developed a love for music at the age of 7, studying piano and organ along with singing in the church choir at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.