Valaida Snow Biography

US Trumpet and jazz singer, multi-instrumentalist and arranger. Place and date of birth is uncertain, reported as both June 2, 1900 and some time in 1906, in Chattanooga, Tenessee - or Washington D.C. Efter some succes in the US she embarked on world wide tours in the late 30, ending up in nazi occupied Europe in 1939. Reports on her time in Europe during the first ywo years of WWII are contradictory. Some reports say she was a war prisoner in a Copenhagen, others that she was detained by Danish authorities to keep her safe from the German occupiers and others claim she was simply imprisoned on drug charges. She returned to the US in april 1942 via Sweden.

Back in the US she continued to work but died in the Palace Theater in New York on May 30, 1956 from a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

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