Blanche Calloway

Blanche Calloway (February 9, 1902 - December 16, 1978) was an African-American jazz singer, bandleader, and composer from Baltimore, Maryland. She was the older sister of Cab Calloway, and was a successful singer before her brother. With a music career that spanned over fifty years, Calloway was the first woman to lead an all-male orchestra and performed alongside musicians such as Cozy Cole, Chick Webb, and her own brother. Her performing style was described as "flamboyant" and a major influence on her brother's own performance style.

Read more about Blanche Calloway:  Early Life, Early Professional Career, Career Struggles, Influence On Her Brother, Cab Calloway, Later Career and Life, Further Reading