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Dennis Rowland - 100% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s
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c.1950, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Growing up in a musical family, Rowland began singing as a child. Inevitably influenced by Motown Records, he also heard and greatly admired the singing of Joe Williams, whose hit record of ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, with Count Basie, was popular in the mid-50s. Nurturing ambitions to be a singer and an actor, Rowland patiently de Read more

Mary Stallings - 82% match to Sylvia Syms

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

Irene Kral - 81% match to Sylvia Syms

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

Ernie Andrews - 76% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Blues Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Andrews was raised in Louisiana but by his mid-teens was living in Los Angeles where he attracted attention through singing at talent shows. He also sang with visiting bands, including Andy Kirk’s, and made a handful of records that were sufficiently popular to convince him that he was in the right business. Although in Read more

Bobby Troup - 72% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Robert William Troup, 18 October 1918, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 February 1999, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After studying extensively, including a degree in economics, Troup turned to songwriting and singing to his own piano accompaniment. In 1941 he was hired by Tommy Dorsey, but was drafted the same year. After five years in the US Navy, where he wrote scores Read more

Arthur Prysock - 69% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 January 1929, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 14 June 1997, Hamilton, Bermuda. After singing with a number of small bands, in 1945 Prysock joined Buddy Johnson, with whom he appeared at many Harlem clubs and ballrooms. Subsequently, he worked as a soloist, signing to Decca Records in 1952 and achieving chart success with a version of the standard ‘I Couldn’t Read more

LaVerne Butler - 65% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Helen O'Connell - 41% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s
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Jeanie Bryson - 35% match to Sylvia Syms

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

Bobby Short - 33% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Waltrip Short, 15 September 1924, Danville, Illinois, USA, d. 21 March 2005, New York, USA. A self-taught pianist, Short worked in vaudeville as a child and sang in clubs and on radio in Chicago, operating under the nickname of ‘the Miniature King of Swing’. In mid-1937 he went to New York where he played and sang for audiences unprepared for smart-suited so Read more

Kate McGarry - 28% match to Sylvia Syms

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

Martha Tilton - 28% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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14 November 1915, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, d. 8 December 2006, Brentwood, California, USA. ‘The Liltin’ Miss Tilton’, as she was often introduced by radio announcers, spent much of her early life in and around Los Angeles, appearing on local radio during the mid-30s. She sang with various bands including Jimmy Dorsey in 1936, then appeared with a vocal grou Read more

Teddi King - 26% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: 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

Jacqui Dankworth - 24% match to Sylvia Syms

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

Monica Mancini - 24% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Vocals
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