Leslie Gourse

January 1, 1939 - December 23, 2004
American music writer, biographer, novelist and children's book writer
Author of "Pocahontas: Young Peacemaker", "Sassy: The Life of Sarah Vaughan" and "Carmen McRae: Miss Jazz"
Awarded the Deems Taylor Award by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for articles on female jazz musicians in 1991
Born Roberta Leslie Gourse

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