Shirley Horn Similar Artists

Betty Carter - 100% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lillie Mae Jones, 16 May 1929, Flint, Michigan, USA, d. 26 September 1998, New York City, New York, USA. Growing up in Detroit, Carter sang with touring jazzmen, including Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In her late teens, she joined Lionel Hampton, using the stage name Lorene Carter. With Hampton she enjoyed a love-hate relationship; he would regularly fire her only to Read more

Helen Merrill - 84% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jelena Ana Milcetic, 21 July 1930, New York City, New York, USA. Merrill’s early career found her singing in exalted bebop company. Among the major artists with whom she sang in the late 40s were Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Bud Powell. She spent part of the 50s outside music, but continued to make a few records with notable figures such as Clifford Brown; by the end Read more

Stacey Kent - 84% match to Shirley Horn

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

Nancy Wilson - 80% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Nancy Wilson - 80% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 February 1937, Chillicothe, Ohio, USA. Wilson began singing in clubs in and around Columbus, Ohio. She attracted attention among jazz musicians, made her first records in 1956, and in the late 50s toured with a band led by Rusty Bryant. At the end of the decade she sang with George Shearing, with whom she recorded, and Cannonball Adderley. It was at Adderley’s insist Read more

Anita O'Day - 73% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anita Belle Colton, 18 October 1919, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 November 2006, West Hollywood, California, USA. As Anita Colton, in her early teens she scraped a living as a professional Walkathon contestant (marathon dancer). During this period she changed her surname to O’Day. Along with other contestants she was encouraged to sing and during one Walkathon was acco Read more

Jane Monheit - 71% match to Shirley Horn

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

Sarah Vaughan - 70% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sarah Lois Vaughan, 27 March 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although she was not born into an especially musical home environment (her father was a carpenter and her mother worked in a laundry), the young Sarah Vaughan had plenty of contact with music-making. As well as taking piano lessons for nearly 10 years, she sang in her c Read more

Patricia Barber - 67% match to Shirley Horn

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

Eliane Elias - 65% match to Shirley Horn

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

Molly Johnson - 63% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Funk 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

Abbey Lincoln - 62% match to Shirley Horn

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

Dinah Washington - 62% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Blues Jazz Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ruth Lee Jones, 29 August 1924, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, d. 14 December 1963, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Raised in Chicago, Dinah Washington first sang in church choirs for which she also played piano. She then worked in local clubs, where she was heard by Lionel Hampton, who promptly hired her. She was with Hampton from 1943-46, recording hits with ‘Evil Gal Blues’, Read more

Dianne Reeves - 61% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals
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Blossom Dearie - 60% match to Shirley Horn

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 April 1928, East Durham, New York, USA. A singer, pianist and songwriter, with a ‘wispy, little-girlish’ voice, Dearie is regarded as one of the great supper club singers. Her father was of Scottish and Irish descent; her mother emigrated from Oslo, Norway. Dearie is said to have been given her unusual first name after a neighbour brought peach blossoms to her h Read more


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