Episode 37: Measha Brueggergosman
One of the nation's most accomplished and celebrated opera singers headlines the Halifax Jazz Festival on Friday, performing a repertoire that celebrates Black women vocalists like Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan. Measha Brueggergosman beams in from rural Nova Scotia to talk about the heart attack that set her back in 2019, the Measha Jazz record she put out (for free!) in 2020—we all know what else happened that year—and how hope and endurance keep her moving forward. Plus we'll hear her take on "Strange Fruit," take a look at the Jazz Fest's other virtual offerings, celebrate the return of Hello City, and more.
Duration: 45 min