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Canada Publish acknowledges jazz legend Eleanor Collins with new stamp

Canada Publish acknowledges jazz legend Eleanor Collins with new stamp

“Canada’s first girl of jazz,” Eleanor Collins, is getting her personal commemorative stamp.

Canada Publish says the 102-year-old music legend might be celebrated at a digital occasion Friday that may reveal the stamp and pay tribute to Collins’ life and profession “as an artist, musician and mentor.”

Collins is ready to participate together with particular visitors who had been influenced by and labored together with her, together with Nalda Callender of the Nationwide Congress of Black Ladies Basis, filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton, and musicians Sharman King, Marcus Mosely, and Wendy Solloway.

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The Edmonton-born Collins started performing within the Thirties on tv and radio reveals throughout the nation, and has labored with everybody from Dizzy Gillespie to Oscar Peterson.

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In 1954, she joined CBC’s “Bamboula: A Day within the West Indies” and have become a part of the primary interracial solid on Canadian tv. A 12 months later, she starred in “The Eleanor Present,” which made her the primary lady and first Black artist to headline their very own nationwide tv collection.


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On her ninety fifth birthday in 2014, Collins was invested into the Order of Canada for being “a civic chief and pioneer within the improvement of British Columbia’s music business.”

An in-person occasion had initially been scheduled however was moved on-line as a consequence of latest COVID-19 protocols and restrictions.

Collins presently residents in Surrey, B.C.




© 2022 The Canadian Press

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