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Alma Smith

Pianist and vocalist referred to as the Countess in “3 Matters & a Countess.” Smith sings scaldingly soulful ballads and blues.

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Karen Shane

Having just started performing jazz professionally in 1998, Karen Shane has already been making her tag with her first record It’s Anybody’s Planting season, released in the same season. The street which had taken her to a profession in jazz had not been always as obviously marked since it is …

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Sandy Graham

Sandy Graham is a superb straight-ahead, bop, ballad, and blues singer who’s based in LA. She has an extremely expressive and sometimes conversational trend that is both soulful and swinging. Created and elevated in Santa Barbara, she was raised encircled by music. Graham sang in her Baptist chapel as a …

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Dick Katz

A versatile pianist and arranger, Dick Katz continues to be in charge of many stimulating and memorable recordings over time, often as a significant sideman and/or manufacturer. He studied on the Peabody Institute, the Manhattan College of Music, and Juilliard, furthermore to acquiring piano lessons from Teddy Wilson. In the …

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Dena DeRose

Dena DeRose overcame a debilitating disease to become significant force in jazz as both a pianist and a vocalist. She started playing piano when she was three and, furthermore to her piano lessons, she analyzed classical body organ and percussion. In college DeRose performed using the orchestra, the marching music …

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Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy is a world-renowned music polymath: She actually is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer (with over 100 tracks to her credit, she actually offers her own songbook), acting professional, visual designer, and instructor. She actually is also the sister of bassist Curtis Lundy. A Miami indigenous, Lundy began performing early, …

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Carla Cook

Based in NY but originally from Detroit, Carla Cook can be an earthy yet advanced jazz singer that has solid R&B leanings. For Make, being truly a jazz vocalist doesn’t mean being truly a jazz purist or a jazz snob–there are components of R&B, blues and gospel in her performing, …

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The Dixie Flyers

Led by guitarist Jim Dickinson and former Jerry Lee Lewis guitarist Charlie Freeman, the Dixie Flyers had been among the busiest session sets of the first ’70s. Building their early popularity with performances on recordings by Billy Lee Riley, Johnny Hallyday, Hank Ballard, Bettye LaVette, and Albert Collins, the group …

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Chris McNulty

Originally from Australia yet based in NEW YORK, Chris McNulty is a warm, tasteful jazz vocalist having a gentle touch and a subtle sense of swing. The Aussie isn’t someone to favour abstraction with regard to abstraction, or problems with regard to difficulty; her function offers tended to become within …

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Betty Roché

A singer who performed with Duke Ellington in both ’40s and ’50s, Betty Roché was well-known for her solid, dramatic method of positioning across blues materials, a skill that don’t assume all vocalist with this big music group had. Ellington, who was simply sometimes susceptible to hire vocalists with stilted, …

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