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LaVerne Butler - 100% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Ernie Andrews - 75% 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

Carla Cook - 48% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Detroit, Michigan, USA. Singing from a very early age, Cook was in the Angelic Choir of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in her home town. She studied, singing, piano and bass and although her studies were focused on the classical form, her interest lay in jazz. Cook lived in Boston for a while before settling in New York. There, she has worked in a variety of musica Read more

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Dennis Rowland - 45% 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

Bobby Short - 32% 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

Amanda Carr - 31% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Jazz
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Teddi King - 18% 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

Julie Wilson - 16% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julia May Wilson, 21 October 1924, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. An actress and singer, Wilson is acknowledged as one of the greatest interpreters of standard popular songs in the world of cabaret. Her sophisticated image, with a figure-hugging gown, and a gardenia tucked into her swept-back gleaming black hair, is a reminder of a bygone era. She started young, being voted ‘Mis Read more

Paula West - 15% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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San Diego, California, USA. West was raised in a Marine Corps family with three siblings. All of the children were taught to play musical instruments, hers being the clarinet. Mostly, the music she heard and played was classical but at college she was introduced to jazz. In particular, she listened to singers including Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Maxine Sullivan Read more

Rene Marie - 14% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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René Marie Stevens, 7 November 1955, Warrenton, Virginia, USA. When René Marie was nine years old, her family moved to Roanoke, Virginia, by which time she was singing and also learning to play piano. In her mid-teens she sang R&B in a group called the Majestics that was formed by fellow teenagers in the neighbourhood. At 18, she married the piano player in Read more

Daryl Sherman - 11% match to Sylvia Syms

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 June 1950, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. At the age of five Sherman was picking out tunes on the piano, and soon began singing along with her trombone-playing father, a local band leader. By her teenage years she was singing professionally with her father’s band. She widened her base a little, singing also in the Boston area, until, in 1974, she moved to New York. T Read more


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