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Nancy Wilson 1937-2018

The wide-ranging singer made lasting contributions to jazz, R&B, and pop over five decades

Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson, an NEA Jazz Master vocalist who was best known as a jazz singer but who cut deep inroads into rhythm & blues and pop over her 50-year career, died on Dec. 13 at her home in Pioneertown, Calif. She was 81.

According to a press statement from her manager Devra Hall Levy, Wilson’s death came at the end of a long illness. No further details were given.

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