Liane Carroll was born in London and raised in Hastings, where she currently lives with her husband, bassist Roger Carey. She started playing the piano at the age of three, under the tutorage of concert pianist Phyllis Catling, but soon developed a deep passion for everything jazz, soul and beyond. Both of her parents were singers and, following their divorce when Liane was six, she stayed with her mother and sister at her grand-parents’ house, where she was lovingly encouraged to carry on making as much of a racket as possible.
Ian Shaw is a Welsh jazz singer, record producer, and former stand up comedian. He has recorded and performed several times with Claire Martin, and appeared with her on the BBC Radio 2 show Big Band Special, a show that he has also presented. He also presents a jazz show on BBC South with Charlie Crocker. Shaw performed in Jerry Springer: The Opera in 2002, Richard Thomas created the part of the warm-up man/devil for Shaw. He won Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2004
www.magdapiskorczyk.com MAGDA PISKORCZYK (pronounce: peas-CORE-chick) is a singer with a mature, low and unusual voice timbre. Described in France as "la voix noire et au costume blanc" (Black voice in a white costume). She is a guitar, bass guitar and percussion player, as well as a song writer. Magda performs music of Afro-American and African heritage. She is a two-time Semifinalist of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA. Readers of the Polish blues quarterly chose her the Female Vocalist of the Year 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2011.
Doug Carn (born July 14, 1948) is an American jazz musician from St. Augustine, Florida, formerly married to Jean Carne and known for his several albums released for Black Jazz Records. He studied oboe and composition at Jacksonville University from 1965 to 1967, then finished his education at Georgia State College in 1969.He also taught piano and jazz improvisation at Jacksonville University for several years.
Tina May was born 30 March 1961 in Gloucester, U.K.. She started her career as a trained actress, and a founder member of the Back Door Theatre Company. She later turned to a singing career, performing in a number of musical styles, from baroque to jazz, the latter being her main style. She has performed and recorded with Thad Kelly (bass), Dylan Fowler (guitar), Clark Tracey (drums, and also her husband), Tony oe (ophones and and Brian Dee and Nikki Iles (piano).
Dame Cleo Laine, Lady Dankworth DBE, (born Clementina Dinah Campbell on October 28, 1927 in Middlesex, England) is a jazz singer and an actor, noted for her scat singing.
She is the only person to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music awards.
Laine was born in a London suburb to a Jamaican father and English mother who sent her to singing and dancing lessons at an early age. She did not take up singing seriously until her mid-twenties, however.
Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943
Curtis Stigers is an American jazz vocalist / saxophonist / guitarist / songwriter. He is signed with Concord Records.
He had his debut self titled album in 1991 which sold 1.5 milllion. In his solo career, his most famous songs are 'I Wonder Why' and 'You're All That Matters To Me'. He has also worked with Elton John, Eric Clapton, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, The Allman Brothers Band and Joe Cocker.
Born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, Elaine was raised in
a musical environment in North London. Her father, Jamaican-
born trumpeter Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson and mother, Phyllis,
came to Britain in the mid-30's and Leslie became a much-loved
musical influence in the 40's and 50' as a jazz soloist and
band leader. Elaine was undoubtedly influenced by her musical
surroundings and remembers warmly a household bustling with