Born Anita Belle Colton in Chicago, Illinois on October 18,
1919, O’Day got her start as a teen. She eventually
her name to O’Day and in the late 1930’s began singing in a
jazz club called... read more
I love jazz because transports me to another reality.
I was first exposed to jazz a concert on the lake many years ago.
I met many musicians at various international jazz festivals.
The best show I ever attended was Jazzascona in Suisse.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
My advice to new listeners is listen to music with an open mind.
Listen, think and share jazz everywhere.