Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Erykah Badu... Acceptance, individuality, the confidence she exudes and her poetry.

Erykah Badu... Acceptance, individuality, the confidence she exudes and her poetry.

shegivesgoodface:    klovers:    Ladies of Jazz:  Ella Fitzgerald (April 17, 1917 - June 15, 1996)  Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - June 17, 1959)  Thelma Carpenter (January 15, 1922 - May 14, 1997)   Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010)   Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 - April 3, 1990)    Pearl Bailey (March 29, 1918 - August 17, 1990)

shegivesgoodface: klovers: Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 17, 1917 - June 15, 1996) Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - June 17, 1959) Thelma Carpenter (January 15, 1922 - May 14, 1997) Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010) Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 - April 3, 1990) Pearl Bailey (March 29, 1918 - August 17, 1990)

Nina Simone, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon. American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist

Nina Simone, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon. American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist

Esperanza Spalding--- is a jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.She has won 4 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards,making her the first jazz artist to win the award

Esperanza Spalding--- is a jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.She has won 4 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards,making her the first jazz artist to win the award

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