Ethel Ennis

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Ethel Ennis, Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz, Featured in Exhibit at Peabody’s Sheridan Library through March 31st, 2024.

Born and raised in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, Ethel Ennis (1932 to 2019) became known as Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz, with a career that spanned seven decades. Early in her career, in the late 1950s and ‘60s, she recorded for major labels; toured Europe with Benny Goodman; performed onstage alongside Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong; and appeared on television with Duke Ellington. | Read more>> Read More