Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan doesn't mind that, despite her critical acclaim, she's not a household name. "The people that respect what I do and hire me, that's all I need, you know?" she says. "I just need to keep doing this music as long as I live. " Richard Laird/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 86, A 'Jazz Child' Looks Back On A Life Of Sunshine, Sorrow

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L-R: Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Owens. Michael G. Stewart/NEA hide caption

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The 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert

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Sheila Jordan and Sophie Milman in Concert on JazzSet

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Sheila Jordan: A Unique Voice At 80

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