Sarah Vaughan-The Divine One

She was Sarah, Sassy, the Divine One--the incomparable Sarah Vaughan.

This documentary recounts the stellar singer's rise from her beginnings at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, through her debut at the Apollo Theater, to her preeminence in nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals around the world. The live performances recorded here span Vaughn’s entire career.

The LA Times called the show "riveting."

Billy Eckstine
Roy Haynes
Joe Williams
Marty Paich
George Gaffney
Ada, Sarah's mother
Paris, Sarah's daughter

Produced by Toby Byron and Richard Saylor
Directed by Matthew Seig
Written by Dan Morgenstern

A co-production of Toby Byron/Multiprises in association with Taurus Film, Munich, VideoArts, Japan and Thirteen/WNET, New York