GJ: What has been the influence of Billie Holiday on your life and art?
ZG: I first heard Billie Holiday when I was very young and I fell in love immediately with her voice.
SP: Were there other North American influences?
ZG: Of course! There was Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James. Etta has a beautiful sense of music. There were many instrumentalists too. I love Louis Armstrong and bassist Avishai Cohen. among the more contemporary. So, my music is a mix of jazz and Blues. And I am a Cuban jazz singer with my own tradition too, a history of beautiful music.
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