Title

The Life and Music of Anita O’Day

Date

5-30-2013 2:30 PM

Location

Smith Hall (SH) 122

Department

Music

Session Chair

Diane Baxter

Session Title

Excellence in Music Scholarship: Graduate Research and Ethnomusicology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Diane Baxter

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This presentation provides historical insight into the life and music of jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, including her musical influences, stylistic characteristics, and contributions to vocal jazz. It explores the way in which her life experiences and interaction with other musicians may have shaped her as a creative artist. Insight will also be provided on whether or not her drug addictions played a significant role in her artistry and performance. Celebrate the artistry of this iconic woman and the legacy she has left in her music.

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May 30th, 2:30 PM

The Life and Music of Anita O’Day

Smith Hall (SH) 122

This presentation provides historical insight into the life and music of jazz vocalist Anita O’Day, including her musical influences, stylistic characteristics, and contributions to vocal jazz. It explores the way in which her life experiences and interaction with other musicians may have shaped her as a creative artist. Insight will also be provided on whether or not her drug addictions played a significant role in her artistry and performance. Celebrate the artistry of this iconic woman and the legacy she has left in her music.