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Tierney Sutton (born June 28, 1963) is an American jazz singer.

Tierney Sutton
Born (1963-06-28) June 28, 1963 (age 56)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
GenresJazz, vocal jazz
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1990s–present
LabelsTelarc, BFM Jazz
Websitetierneysutton.com

CareerEdit

Sutton was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston.[1]

For over 20 years, she has led the Tierney Sutton Band with pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. The band is an incorporated unit and makes all musical and business decisions together.[2][3] They tour throughout the world[4] and have headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

She has been a Baha'i since 1981 and explains her band's arranging style as "based on the principle of consultation – the band is very much run on Baha'i principles. There is very much a sense that what we do is essentially a spiritual thing and everyone's voice needs to be heard."[5][6]

Paris Sessions featuring guitarist Serge Merlaud and bassist Kevin Axt (Varèse Sarabande, 2014) received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014,[7] while The Sting Variations was nominated in the same category in 2016.[8]

DiscographyEdit

  • Introducing Tierney Sutton (A Records, 1997)
  • Unsung Heroes (Telarc, 2000)
  • Blue in Green (Telarc, 2001)
  • Something Cool (Telarc, 2002)
  • Dancing in the Dark (Telarc, 2004)
  • I'm with the Band (Telarc, 2005)
  • On the Other Side (Telarc, 2007)
  • Desire (Telarc, 2009)
  • American Road (BFM Jazz, 2011)
  • After Blue (BFM Jazz, 2013)
  • Paris Sessions (BFM Jazz, 2014)
  • The Sting Variations (BFM Jazz, 2016)
  • Sully with Clint Eastwood (Varese Sarabande, 2016)
  • Screen Play (BFM Jazz, 2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tierney Sutton Plays Birdland, Cabaret.broadwayworld.com. By Stephen Sorokoff. 30 Jan. 2012. Retrieved same date.
  2. ^ "Tierney Sutton Band never performs the same concert twice - Entertainment / Neon - ReviewJournal.com". Lvrj.com. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  3. ^ Baber, Cassaundra. "Tierney Sutton Band knows what it takes to stay together - Hanover, MA - Hanover Mariner". Wickedlocal.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  4. ^ Janine Yaqoob. "Jazz stars announced for Southport Winter Weekend". Southport Visiter. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  5. ^ "She's with the band - February 17, 2006". Belltown.typepad.com. 2006-02-17. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  6. ^ "Two Baha'i musicians receive Grammy nominations - February 2, 2006". News.bahai.org. 2006-02-02. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
  7. ^ "Exploring The GRAMMYs' Jazz Field Nominees". The GRAMMYs. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  8. ^ "2017 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominees". December 6, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.

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