Pete Myers interviews Annie Ross, jazz singer

Annie Ross “Gasser” album cover (©

Annie Ross, Britain’s First Lady of Jazz, looks back on over a quarter of a century in jazz as an acclaimed, and sometimes very controversial, vocalist and song writer. Life and work have been as unpredictable and bumpy as the rhythms of jazz music. And for women like Ross, jazz and happiness are hard to combine.

Interview by Pete Myers
June 16, 1981