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Susannah McCorkle - 100% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 January 1946, Berkeley, California, USA, d. 19 May 2001, New York City, New York, USA. In the late 60s, McCorkle lived for a while in Paris, France. It was during this sojourn that she heard Billie Holiday on records and decided to take up singing. Multilingual, she lived for a time in Italy, working as a translator and taking any singing jobs she could find. In 1972, she Read more

Nnenna Freelon - 90% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nnenna Chinyere Freelon, 28 July 1954, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Although Freelon had displayed an interest in singing from an early age, she first graduated from Simmons College, then had a career in social services in Durham, North Carolina. She also raised three children before being encouraged to consider a career in music. She studied with Yusef Lateef, developing Read more

Jane Monheit - 88% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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3 November 1977, Long Island, New York, USA. Singing from very early childhood, Monheit avers that no other career entered her mind. Surrounded at home by musically minded relatives, she sang as a semi-professional while still attending high school, then from the age of 17 was educated formally at the Manhattan School of Music. Acknowledging the influence of Ella Fitzgerald, Read more

Eliane Elias - 70% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 March 1960, São Paulo, Brazil. Before she reached the age of 21, Elias had attracted considerable attention, not only for her keyboard playing but also as a teacher of jazz music. In the early 80s she moved to New York, joined the Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker jazz rock group, Steps Ahead, with whom she remained until 1984, and thereafter recorded and toured ex Read more

Diane Schuur - 69% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dianne Joan Schuur, 10 December 1953, Tacoma, Washington, USA. Schuur, one of contemporary jazz’s most popular vocalists, was one of GRP Records bestselling artists during her long tenure with the label. Accidentally blinded at birth, she grew up in Auburn, taking to jazz with prodigious enthusiasm, learning Dinah Washington’s repertoire at the age of three and fou Read more

Stacey Kent - 66% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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27 March 1968, South Orange, New Jersey, USA. Starting to sing as a child, Kent never thought of singing as a career, treating it only as a hobby. She took a degree in Comparative Literature, also studying languages. After graduation she visited England, ‘just to get away’, and while in London decided to take a post-graduate course in jazz. This brought her into co Read more

Tierney Sutton - 66% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1963, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Born into a musical household, Sutton listened to and appeared in numerous local productions of musical comedies and operas, usually as a member of the chorus. While studying Russian at Wesleyan University, she encountered Bill Barron, head of the music department, and artist-in-residence, Ed Blackwell. She also heard several leading Read more

Patricia Barber - 59% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1956, Lisle, Illinois, USA. Encouraged in her musical inclinations by her parents, saxophonist Floyd Barber and singer Peggy Orton, Patricia was taught piano by her father from the age of five, soon moving on to formal lessons. Following the death of her father when she was nine, the family relocated to Sioux City, Iowa. Her classical music studies continued through high sch Read more

Ann Hampton Callaway - 54% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 May 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Born into a musically nurturing family, Callaway began singing from an early age encouraged especially by her mother, a vocal coach. In addition to singing, she also developed a concurrent career as a songwriter. She has worked with her sister, Liz Callaway, in particular on their original musical show, Sibling Revelry, which has been per Read more

Laura Fygi - 52% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Vocals
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Dianne Reeves - 48% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
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Manhattan Transfer - 47% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Soundtracks Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Manhattan Transfer was formed in 1969, performing good time, jug band music, with Tim Hauser (12 December 1941, Troy, New York, USA; vocals) joined by Gene Pistilli (b. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA), Marty Nelson, Pat Rosalia, and Erin Dickens. This line-up recorded Jukin’ for Capitol Records before splitting up. By 1972, the only surviving member was Hauser, a Read more

The Manhattan Transfer - 47% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Doo Wop Jazz Pop / Rock
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Carmen McRae - 43% match to Karrin Allyson

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

Kurt Elling - 42% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2 November 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA. While still in school, Elling began singing as a chorister but at college took a serious interest in jazz. He developed a wide-ranging repertoire including ballads, standards and original material. During his formative years he also established a commanding stage presence and attracted the attention of Blue Note Records. Signed to thi Read more


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