Jazz legend Nancy Wilson, who died at the age of 81

La légende du jazz Nancy Wilson décédée à 81 ans

WASHINGTON — Nancy Wilson, legend of jazz award-winning and whose career spanned decades, has died at the age of 81 years.

She died Thursday in California of the suites of a long illness, reported a press release published on its website.

Its title as the most known, (You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am, released in 1964, earned him a Grammy Award for best Rhythm & Blues of the year.

She has also won two other Grammy awards, which reward the best american artists, in 2005 and 2007.

Wilson knew since childhood what she wanted to do with his life. “I’ve just always sung. […] I thank God for it and I do it, simply”, she had said to the public radio NPR in 1994.

Among her musical influences, she cited in particular the pianist Nat King Cole.

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