Jazz icon Nancy Wilson dies aged 81 after battling illness

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Her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy said she died peacefully at her home in Pioneertown, California after a long illness, however, the cause of death has not yet been confirmed. I got to know Sting and the gentleman that he is when we were both awarded honorary doctoral degrees from [Boston's] Berklee School of Music on the same day. "Ray Bryant and I went in and recorded 'Guess Who I Saw Today, ' 'Sometimes I'm Happy, ' and two other songs".

During her career, Wilson released almost 70 albums in blues, jazz, R&B, pop and soul.

In 2004, she was awarded a "Jazz Masters Fellowship" for lifetime achievement by the National Endowment for the Arts. "I'm so glad I was able to spend time with her and hear her lovely voice in person", he wrote. She officially stopped touring with a show at Ohio University in September 2011, but had been thinking of stepping back for years. "I consider myself an interpreter of the lyric", she told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2010. She won 3 Grammy Awards, one for the 2007 album "Turned to Blue", one for "R.S.V.P." in 2005, and one for "How Glad I Am" in 1965.

What people said about her: "Her repertory is a treatise on variety and taste, spun by a voice of agile grace and knowing jazz inflection and phrasing". It aired almost 30 years ago on November 30, 1989, and was about Lisa worrying about what her new in-laws would think of her and her family.

Nancy Wilson holds her Grammy award for best jazz vocal album for
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Outside of the music intelligentsia, Wilson may be remembered by millions of TV viewers who recall her 1974-75 NBC variety series, "The Nancy Wilson Show, ".

"It took me years to know what that question was about". I love the vignette, the plays within the song'. A family statement said no funeral service would be held, in accordance with her wishes. 'After 55 years of doing what I do professionally, I have a right to ask how long?

Wilson is survived by her son, Kacy Dennis, daughters Samantha Burton and Sheryl Burton, and sisters Karen Davis and Brenda Vann.

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