Volume One of a two-volume DVD collection featuring the most important and influential jazz vocalists in the history of the idiom. This edition of Jazz Voice: The Ladies Sing Jazz includes the legendary artists Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Ethel Waters, Anita O'Day and Dinah Washington. These rare DVD recordings showcase these great ladies of jazz at the height of their considerable talents, performing the finest works from their repertoire. Whether it be the ebullient joy of Ella Fitzgerald, the visceral power of Billie Holiday, the vocal pyrotechnics of Sarah Vaughan or the tempered sensuality of Carmen McRae, these DVDs uncover the individual brilliance, and unique style of each of the great divas of jazz. This collection focuses exclusively on live performances ranging from clubs to festivals to TV studio engagements, without any MCs or introductions...Nothing but music!