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Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Estrella Acosta

My Jazz Story

Love is a difficult and almost impossible thing to explain, but one thing for sure, you know when it hits you. While living in Austin, Texas, I fell in love with jazz and blues when I first heard recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ahmad Jamal and Billie Holiday. Those were the first recordings that I bought. I was so inspired by these musicians, that I decided to let my life-long passion for singing flourish (a passion I had since I was a young girl in Cuba), and made music my career and my quest in life. Soon after, I discovered the music of my Latin American heritage via musicians & composers like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Emiliano Salvador, Leny Andrade, Elis Regina, Beny Moré, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more. I am lucky to live in Amsterdam, a city where some of the best jazz musicians and musicians from around the world can be heard live on a regular basis. I am also very lucky to have been exposed to jazz and many different styles of music early in life- this is the best way to expand your musical horizons and discover your own path. Great to be part of All About Jazz!

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