The Music Division is excited to welcome Nashville vocalist, pianist, and songwriter Kandace Springs to the Library of Congress. Springs and her all-women trio will present a virtual performance of her most recent album, “The Women Who Raised Me.” Her program pays tribute to legendary female singers, including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, and […]
How a CBS radio broadcaster, Oliver Daniel, used his national platform to promote both notable and neophyte musicians.
The following is a blog post from 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar, Terri Lyne Carrington. As I took a walk on a cold February afternoon in Massachusetts, I continued working through feelings I have formed in response to the inequities women have faced in jazz. Although I thought I was taking a break walking, […]
Archives Processing Technician Melissa Capozio Jones looks at bandleader Glenn Miller while processing a new collection on the 1956 major motion picture he inspired, “The Glenn Miller Story.”
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Music Division shares its recently published online research guides about women composers and women in music.
The Music Division welcomes jazz drummer, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington as the 2021 Library of Congress Jazz Scholar. In a field where female instrumentalists’ presence is scarce, Carrington is a powerhouse three-time GRAMMY award-winning recording artist, drummer, Doris Duke Award recipient, NEA Jazz Master, and Founder and Artistic Director of the […]
A quick look at songbooks by Pauline Russell Browne, Eva Jessye, and Peggy Seeger in celebration of International Women’s Day.
As Black History Month comes to a close, the Music Division is pleased to announce three recently published research guides that highlight Black history in our collections: “Harry Thacker Burleigh: A Guide to Resources,” “Early African-American Music: A Bibliography,” and “Black Composers in Music Division Collections.”
Take a look at four new jazz scores added to the Charles Mingus Collection: “Alive and Living in Dukeland,” “Three or Four Shades of Blues,” “Cumbia and Jazz Fusion,” and “Todo Modo.”
Explore the life and work of pianist, singer, and actor Hazel Scott (1920-1981) through a collection of her papers, newly available in the Music Division.