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Betty Bennett - 52% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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23 October 1921, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Bennett studied piano and singing, with the intention of becoming an opera singer. She was attracted to jazz when her mother introduced her to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. She joined Georgie Auld’s band, then worked with big bands led by Claude Thornhill, Alvino Rey and Charlie Ventura, where she replaced Jackie C Read more

Jeanie Bryson - 24% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1958, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of songwriter-pianist Connie Bryson and Dizzy Gillespie, Jeanie played piano from an early age. Later, she studied extensively at Rutgers, adding flute and ethnomusicology to her attainments. There she came under tuition from Kenny Barron and widened her interest to include singing music of the Far East and the Indian s Read more

Mabel Mercer - 24% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 February 1900, Birmingham, Staffordshire, England, d. 20 April 1984, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. A celebrated and influential cabaret singer, as a young girl Mercer was educated at convent school, and underwent classical voice training. Her mother was a white variety singer and actress, her father a black American jazz singer who died before she was born. Her mother re Read more

Abbey Lincoln - 22% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anna Marie Wooldridge, 6 August 1930, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Lincoln began singing publicly in the early 50s, working in Chicago nightclubs and using a variety of pseudonyms, including Anna Marie and Gaby Lee, as well as her real name. By the middle of the decade she was using the name by which she has since been largely known. She appeared successfully at the Moulin Rouge Read more

Ann Richards - 21% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Carmen McRae - 21% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 April 1920, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 November 1994, Beverly Hills, California, USA. One of the best American jazz singers, McRae was also an accomplished pianist and songwriter. Early in her career she sang with bands led by Benny Carter, Mercer Ellington, Charlie Barnet and Count Basie (sometimes under the name of Carmen Clarke, from her brief marriage to Kenny Read more

Shirley Horn - 21% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1934, Washington, DC, USA, d. 20 October 2005, Cheverly, Maryland, USA. After studying piano formally, Horn continued her musical education at Howard University. She began leading her own group in the mid-50s, and in the early 60s recorded several sessions for Mercury Records, often in company with front-rank bop musicians. For some years Horn spent much of her time in Read more

Carol Sloane - 20% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carol Morvan, 5 March 1937, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. While still only 14 years old, Sloane sang with a local dance band, Ed Drew’s, owing to the active encouragement of her piano- and saxophone-playing Uncle Joe. By her late teens she had gained sufficient experience to be hired by the popular dance band led by the brothers Les And Larry Elgart. In 1960 she briefl Read more

LaVerne Butler - 20% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Teddi King - 20% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Theodora King, 18 September 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 18 November 1977. Teddi King was a jazz pop singer who enjoyed some crossover success on the 50s pop charts. Her singing career began upon graduation from high school. After working with the bands of Jack Edwards and George Graham she joined Nat Pierce’s band in 1951, with which she made her recording debu Read more

Irene Kral - 19% match to Honi Gordon

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

Sylvia Syms - 19% match to Honi Gordon

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

Fay Claassen - 18% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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Felicitas Claassen, 2 December 1969, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Before deciding upon singing as a career, Claassen trained as a ballet dancer and also studied acting. Conservatory trained, she then moved into jazz and other forms of improvised music. An excellent jazz singer with a distinctively contemporary approach to her work, she customarily uses her voice as an instrume Read more

Kevin Mahogany - 18% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 July 1958, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Mahogany studied music as a child and at the age of 12 played baritone saxophone in Eddie Baker’s New Breed Jazz Orchestra while studying in Kansas City. He sang in a choir while in high school and entered and won a church singing scholarship open to baritone singers, not saxophonists. While studying at Baker University he forme Read more

King Pleasure - 18% match to Honi Gordon

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of several UK groups devoted to reviving the jump-jive music pioneered in the 40s by Louis Jordan, King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys gathered a strong following across Europe in the late 80s. The group was formed in the Birmingham area in 1986 by ex-rockabilly bass player King Pleasure (13 March 1966, Wednesbury, West Midlands, England; vocals, saxophone) and Bullmoose Read more


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