Jazz legend Eva Olmerová born 90 years ago

Photo: Czech Television

Today’s edition of Sunday Music Show is dedicated to Eva Olmerová, whom many consider to be the greatest Czech jazz singer of all time. Olmerová, who was born 90 years ago last Saturday, has been labelled by critics as “our own Bessie Smith”. Her enormous talent and potential was never fully realized due to political persecution and personal problems, but her popularity has lasted to this day.

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