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Swiss Jazz Award 2019 to Othella Dallas

The American, living in Switzerland singer Othella Dallas receives the Swiss Jazz Award in 2019. Is awarded by the 93-Year-old "for her extraordinary artistic career", such as Press jazz Ascona on Monday in a media write message.

As a singer, the, 1925, in Memphis born Othella debuted in Dallas in the early 50s in the jazz clubs of Paris. She shared the stage with Jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis, Jr., Nat King Cole, Quincy Jones and King Kurtis. Previously, she was in New York, a dancer in the troupe of the African-American choreographer, actress and dancer Catherine Dunham.

Since the ' 60s, Othella Dallas and lives in Switzerland. You put your family first, but regular concerts and went on tour through various European countries. In 1975 she founded in Basel, Othella Dallas Dance School.

her Album "I Live The Life I Love" from 2008, she returned to the stage and declared her definitely to the "Grand Old Lady of Jazz, Blues and Funk," as jazz Ascona writes. The Swiss Jazz Award was created in 2007 by Radio Swiss Jazz and jazzascona. The presentation of the award to Othella Dallas will take place on 23. June 2019 during the festival jazz Ascona instead. (SDA)

Created: 13.05.2019, 12:04 PM

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