Abbey Lincoln died at age 80 last year, and she is remembered as a legendary jazz icon, composer, lyricist and performer of the 20th century. Some of America's most influential contemporary jazz divas are gathering in Washington D.C to honor her at the annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Host Michel Martin reflects upon Lincoln's music and legacy with two of the Festival's attendees: Grammy winners Dee Dee Bridgewater and Diane Reeves.
Jazz Divas Pay Tribute To Abbey Lincoln
By NPR Staff • May 20, 2011