Ernestine Anderson Similar Artists

Carmen McRae - 100% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Jazz Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Television Blues Comedy Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 April 1920, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 November 1994, Beverly Hills, California, USA. One of the best American jazz singers, McRae was also an accomplished pianist and songwriter. Early in her career she sang with bands led by Benny Carter, Mercer Ellington, Charlie Barnet and Count Basie (sometimes under the name of Carmen Clarke, from her brief marriage to Kenny Read more

Nancy Wilson - 74% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Jazz R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals Jazz Disco Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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

Nancy Wilson - 74% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Drama Comedy Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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Chris Connor - 70% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1927, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. After singing publicly while still at school, Connor worked with the bands of Claude Thornhill, where she was a member of the vocal group, the Snowflakes, and Herbie Fields in the late 40s and early 50s. Audibly influenced by Anita O’Day, Connor quickly developed her own recognizable style and built a localized reputation. Ha Read more

Sarah Vaughan - 70% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Jazz Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Music & Radio Blues Drama Pop / Rock 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

Shirley Horn - 63% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Jazz Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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

Karrin Allyson - 62% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Great Bend, Kansas, USA. While still a small child, Allyson moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she studied classical piano. Later, living in the San Francisco Bay area, she worked in the theatre before returning to Nebraska to attend university where she majored in classical piano, graduating in 1987. It was around this time that Allyson’s musical horizons broadened and sh Read more

Anita O'Day - 61% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Soundtracks Jazz Big Band & Swing
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

Dinah Washington - 58% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts
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

Lena Horne - 57% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Drama Westerns Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne, 30 June 1917, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Horne is a dynamic performer, of striking appearance and elegant style. The daughter of an actress and a hotel operator, she was brought up mainly by her paternal grandmother, Cora Calhoun Horne. She made her professional debut at the age of 16 as a singer in the chorus at Harlem’s Cotton Clu Read more

Betty Carter - 54% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Jazz
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

Blossom Dearie - 52% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock
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

Abbey Lincoln - 50% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Vocals Jazz Drama Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Television
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

Rosemary Clooney - 50% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts World Music Jazz Jazz Music & Radio Comedy Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 May 1928, Maysville, Kentucky, USA, d. 29 June 2002, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Although her heyday was back in the 50s, this popular singer and actress remained close to the peak of her powers well into the 90s. Rosemary and her sister Betty sang at political rallies in support of their paternal grandfather. When Rosemary was 13 the Clooney children moved to Cincinn Read more

Etta Jones - 47% match to Ernestine Anderson

Genres: Vocals Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 November 1928, Aiken, South Carolina, USA, d. 16 October 2001, Mount Vernon, New York, USA. By the time she began singing professionally, Jones was living in New York. She worked with Buddy Johnson, then Pete Johnson, J.C. Heard and Earl Hines. She also worjked with her husband Gerald Wilson until they divorced in the early 50s. From the early 50s she often worked as a s Read more


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