Nancy Harrow

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

3 October 1930, New York City, New York, USA. Harrow studied piano from the age of seven, then dance, and only later did she turn to singing. While studying literature and dance at Bennington she toured with the college’s dance troupe. Following a short spell as an editor, Harrow embarked on a singing career. Her first name band engagement was when she sang with the Tommy Dorsey tribute band in the late 50s. In 1960 she made her recording debut on which she was backed by top-rank jazzmen, including Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells and Buddy Tate. During the early 60s she sang in clubs in New York and Paris and then spent a decade working as the editor of American Journal while raising a family. In the mid-70s she returned to the music scene and to recording, attracting most attention in her home-town and also in Japan. She continued singing, with occasional recordings, through the 80s, often accompanied by guitarist Jack Wilkins with whom she made the duo date,...

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