Eileen Farrell Similar Artists

Jacintha - 69% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jacintha Abisheganaden, 3 October 1957, Singapore, Malaysia. Jacintha’s Chinese mother sang and played the piano and her Sri Lankan father played classical guitar and was also interested in jazz guitar. She studied piano and voice from her early teens and also sang in the Singapore Youth Choir. After winning a local television talent contest, Talentime, she attended the Read more

LaVerne Butler - 62% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Irene Kral - 53% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 August 1978, Encino, California, USA. Taking heed of the success of her older brother, Roy Kral, she began singing while still a teenager. She gained valuable on-the-road experience with bands led by Woody Herman and former Herman bass player Chubby Jackson before spending some time with a vocal group. In the late 50s she was wi Read more

Jacqui Dankworth - 49% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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1 February 1963, England. The daughter of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, she was steeped in music during her formative years. Her singing voice is light, almost ethereal at times, and is particularly well suited to the repertoire she has developed, which, while acknowledging jazz, nudges gently at the edges of world music. She has also shown the eclectic nature of her music Read more

Rene Marie - 41% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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René Marie Stevens, 7 November 1955, Warrenton, Virginia, USA. When René Marie was nine years old, her family moved to Roanoke, Virginia, by which time she was singing and also learning to play piano. In her mid-teens she sang R&B in a group called the Majestics that was formed by fellow teenagers in the neighbourhood. At 18, she married the piano player in Read more

Sathima Bea Benjamin - 41% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1936, Cape Town, South Africa. Benjamin began singing in the 50s, and towards the end of the decade met pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly Dollar Brand), whom she later married. In 1962 Benjamin and Ibrahim visited Switzerland, where they met Duke Ellington, who invited them to Paris for a recording session. Ibrahim’s records were released, but hers were not Read more

Ann Richards - 31% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Kate McGarry - 17% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1970, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in a large and musical family, after high school McGarry studied at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where her tutors included saxophonist Archie Shepp. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Music and Jazz, she toured with a Boston-based vocal ensemble named One O’Clock Jump. Early in her solo c Read more

Count Basie - 16% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvia Syms - 15% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvia Blagman, 2 December 1917, Brooklyn, USA, d. 10 May 1992, New York City, New York, USA. One of America’s most distinguished cabaret and jazz singers with a profound appreciation of lyrics, Syms overcame polio as a child, and in her teens discovered the delights of jazz in the clubs of New York’s 52nd Street. Inspired and informally trained by Billie Holiday, Read more

Mary Stallings - 14% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1939, San Francisco, California, USA. Stallings began singing in public at the age of eight. Encouraged by her saxophonist uncle, Orlando Stallings, she sang in local jazz clubs during her teenage years and while still in high school joined Louis Jordan’s band. She began touring, singing in other parts of the USA and also as far afield as Australia. Back in th Read more

Monica Mancini - 13% match to Eileen Farrell

Genres: Vocals
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