1/6. Another chance to hear a series first aired last year, in which jazz vocalist Clare Teal celebrates some of the greatest female singers in her field. She begins her survey with a tribute to stylish jazz maverick Anita O'Day , who broke social taboos in her 1940s appearances with black performers and who, in her day, defied the female stereotype. The programme features a previously unaired interview with O'Day, who died in November 2006, aged 87. Producer Graham Pass
A special Billie Holiday tribute from the Cheltenham
Jazz Festival, narrated by actor Michael Brandon , with Mike Dixon conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra. Guest performers include Guy Barker 's quintet and vocalists Liane Carroll , Juliet Roberts and Hazel Fernandes. Producer Anthony Cherry
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