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Ernestine Anderson

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by Ernestine Anderson

Biography

11 November 1928, Houston, Texas, USA. Raised in Seattle, Anderson has been singing professionally since her mid-teens. She worked extensively with R&B bands in the 40s, including those led by Russell Jacquet and Johnny Otis. A year with Lionel Hampton in the early 50s and a Scandinavian tour with bop trumpeter Rolf Ericson broadened her repertoire, but she remained well rooted in the blues. In later years Anderson developed her technique and range, her rich, molten sound being especially... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
vocal jazz
bebop
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