Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy’s playing blues like we play, he’s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it’s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
—B. B. King
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- Ray Charles American Singer
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- Ella Fitzgerald American Singer, Composer
- Fred Astaire American Dancer, Singer
- Billie Holiday American Jazz Singer
- Frank Sinatra American Singer
- Michael Jackson American Singer-Songwriter