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Jessye Mae Norman

Birthplace: Augusta, Richmond, GA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Silas Norman and Janie King-Norman
Sister of NN Norman; NN Norman; NN Norman and NN Norman

Occupation: American opera singer
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Jessye Norman

Jessye Mae Norma born September 15, 1945 in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

American opera singer.

Youngest recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor. Five time Grammy Award winner, including her Lifetime Achievement Award. Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et Lettres. Legion d'honneur. Honorary Ambassador to the United Nations. Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class. Member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal. National Medal of Arts. Honorary doctorates from more than 30 colleges, universities, and conservatories including Cambridge, Yale and Manhattan School of Music.

Serves on the Boards of Directors for numerous foundations including Carnegie Hall, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Dance Theater of Harlem, and the New York Public Library.


Wikipedia: English

Youtube: Jessye Norman - Les Chemins de l'amour (Poulenc)

New Georgia Encyclopedia

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Jessye Norman's Timeline

September 15, 1945
Augusta, Richmond, GA, USA