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Tierney Sutton - 100% 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

Susannah McCorkle - 79% 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 - 74% 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

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Ann Hampton Callaway - 73% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz 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

Roberta Gambarini - 69% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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c. 1972, Torino, Italy. As a child Gambarini took clarinet lessons for some years but by her mid-teens was singing in local jazz clubs. At 18, she moved to Milan and attracted considerable attention appearing on radio in a jazz talent contest. She advanced her career playing jazz clubs and festivals throughout Italy and also appearing on record. In 1998, she began studying Read more

Jim Tomlinson - 68% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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9 September 1966, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. Tomlinson grew up in Northumberland, then attended Oxford University where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Meanwhile, he was playing clarinet and saxophones, mostly the tenor, and developing his interest in jazz. In his post graduate year he studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and began Read more

Diane Schuur - 66% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: 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

Erin Boheme - 61% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz
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Shirley Horn - 59% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: 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

Mary Stallings - 48% match to Karrin Allyson

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

Jane Monheit - 47% 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

Carol Sloane - 46% match to Karrin Allyson

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

Laura Fygi - 46% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Vocals
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Dena DeRose - 44% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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15 February 1966, Binghamton, New York, USA. After playing piano as a tiny child, DeRose studied this instrument and also the classical organ. She became interested in jazz and redirected her career in this direction, playing in various clubs where she worked with several noted musicians including bass players Slam Stewart and Major Holley. She formed her own group and was b Read more

Molly Johnson - 44% match to Karrin Allyson

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 2000s
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Canada. The Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Johnson is one of the most promising jazz vocalists to emerge in the new millennium. Her career began at a young age, and led to performances across North America, as well as formal training at both the National Ballet School of Canada and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Johnson then landed in an obscure 80s art-rock outfit, Alta Mod Read more


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