Author: Leena Mahan

Leena Mahan lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her writing has previously appeared in The Columbia Review and The Offing, and is forthcoming in Epiphany Magazine. Mahan is a 2020-21 Critical Read Blogging Fellow.

The Sound of Jeanne Lee’s Voice

Blogging Fellows, Music, Vanguard Voices

Jeanne Lee (1939-2000) was a poet and vocalist of wide-ranging musical talents who pushed the formal boundaries of jazz to create emotional soundscapes of wordless melodies.
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Vanguard Voices

Blogging Fellows, Music, Vanguard Voices

“If creative music is under celebrated and under documented compared to other eras in jazz, the women who played a role in the music are doubly so,” writes Leena Mahan. The former radio DJ will use this column as a space to profile women jazz artists.
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