Dee Dee Bridgewater (b. May 27, 1950) is an American Jazz singer. She is a two-time Grammy Award Winner, Tony Award Winner and Host of NPR's Syndicated Radio show "JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater". She is a United Nations Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Born Denise Eileen Garrett in Memphis, Tennessee, she grew up in Flint, Michigan. Her father, Matthew Garrett, was a jazz trumpeter and teacher at Manassas High School, and through his playing, Denise was exposed to jazz early on.
Claire was born in Wimbledon in 1967. She attended The Doris Holford Stage School until she was fifteen, singing was her strongest passion with dance coming a close second. Claire studied singing with Verona Chard in London and Marilyn Johnson in New York. For two years she worked on the QE2 and Cunard Princess. Aged 21, Claire formed a quartet which featured Jim Mullen on guitar and Jonathon Gee on piano. In 1991 Claire signed to the Linn label.
Jazz vocalist Anita Wardell has been acclaimed for the unique artistry she brings to scat and be-bop singing. Raves from peers and critics alike have cemented her reputation as one of Britain 's finest vocalists. Born in Guildford, UK, Anita emigrated to Australia with her family as child. Enraptured by movie musicals on TV, she soaked up the classics by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Cole Porter. Equipped with a portable tape player, she would record the songs off the set and listen to them countless times.
Bruce Joseph Forsyth Johnson CBE (known as Bruce Forsyth, born 22 February 1928) is a British showman and entertainer. He became well-known through the series Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and became a household name in the UK, going on to present television series such as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and Strictly Come Dancing.
Introducing Sudanese-Italian songstress Amira Kheir with her unique brand of 'Sudani Jazz'. Drawing upon traditional Sudanese chants, vocal styles and rhythmic patterns coupled with the ability to sing in English, Arabic & Italian, Amira is a truly diverse vocalist with a captivating and powerful sound, whether performing her original music or reinterpreting old spirituals and jazz classics. Amira will be making her debut appearance at the 2009 London Jazz Festival in association with BBC...
Born February 6, 1950, Natalie Cole is the daughter of celebrated crooner Nat King Cole, she was exposed to the greats of jazz, soul and blues at an early age and began performing at the age of 11. Her debut album in 1975, Inseparable, won her immediate praise, with the smash single This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (#1 R&B, #6 Pop) winning her a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female, a category that had been monopolized by Aretha Franklin. She also was named the Grammys' Best New Artist of 1975. She attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA.
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
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.
Luci Cahn – Inside Out The stunning debut single is here! Lucy Cahn is a superstar in the making and her debut single ‘Inside Out’ displays exactly why we should all sit up and take note. Compared to the likes of Sandi Thom, Jem and KT Tunstall, her catchy melodies and clever lyrics are sure to strike a note with everyone who hears her. ‘Inside Out’ is set to be the debut release of the year so make sure you don’t miss out!