Tierney Sutton

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Tierney Sutton
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Tierney Sutton
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Tierney Sutton performing at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival
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Tierney Sutton performing at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival
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Tierney Sutton performing at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival
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Tierney Sutton & James Moody
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A major bop-based singer who is a constant improviser, Tierney Sutton has been growing in significance and fame ever since her 1998 debut recording. Born in Wisconsin in 1963, she grew up in Milwaukee and attended Boston University and Wesleyan, where she gained a degree in Russian language and literature. While at Wesleyan, Sutton discovered jazz, started working as a jazz singer, and changed her future direction completely, attending Berklee for a few semesters where she studied under Jerry Bergonzi. She moved to Los Angeles in 1994, sang with Buddy Childers and Dave MacKay, guested with the Les Brown Orchestra, and worked regularly in local clubs.

Also in 1994, Sutton put together her own group which has remained intact ever since, featuring pianist Christian Jacob, Trey Henry or Kevin Axt on bass, and drummer Ray Brinker. In 1998, Sutton was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition and she made her first recording, Introducing Tierney Sutton, for the A Music label. Signing with Telarc in 2000 was a big break for it gave Sutton a national presence and a chance to stretch out on a variety of projects with her band. She has since recorded a half-dozen CDs including a set of former jazz instrumentals that benefit from her vocals (Unsung Heroes), a tribute to Bill Evans (Blue in Green), Something Cool, a program of music inspired by Frank Sinatra (Dancing in the Dark) and most recently On the Other Side. In addition to her performances and recordings, Tierney Sutton teaches voice at USC.

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Articles on Tierney Sutton

12/24/13    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

After Blue
Tierney Sutton

03/17/13    Concerts    By Ken Franckling

Tierney Sutton Band in Florida, 3/13/13

01/10/12    Features    By Don Heckman

The Tierney Sutton Band

11/12/11    Vox    By Christopher Loudon

American Road
The Tierney Sutton Band

04/28/10    News    By Lee Mergner

Detroit International Jazz Festival Announces 2010 Lineup

01/25/10    News    By Lee Mergner

NPR to Release The New Jazz Divas on CD

April 2009    Vox    By Christopher Loudon

Desire
Tierney Sutton Band

09/24/08    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Chris Walden Big Band with Tierney Sutton in Los Angeles

02/27/08    Concerts    By Eric Harabadian

Tierney Sutton Band in Detroit

May 2007    At Home    By Mitchell Seidel

Tierney Sutton

May 2007    Vox    By Christopher Loudon

On The Other Side
Tierney Sutton Band

09/19/06    Concerts    By Scott Yanow

Monterey Jazz Festival 2006

October 2005    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

I'm With the Band
Tierney Sutton

October 2005    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

I'm With the Band
Tierney Sutton

March 2004    Albums    By Christopher Loudon

Dancing in the Dark
Tierney Sutton

December 2003    Features    By Lara Pellegrinelli

Singing for Our Supper

May 2003    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

Something Cool (SACD)
Tierney Sutton

November 2002    Hearsay    By Christopher Loudon

Tierney Sutton

November 2001    Albums    By Doug Ramsey

Blue in Green
Tierney Sutton

June 2000    Albums    By Joel Siegel

Unsung Heroes
Tierney Sutton

Albums

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Unsung Heroes

Telarc
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Blue in Green

Telarc
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Something Cool (SACD)

Telarc
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Dancing in the Dark

Telarc

Telarc Heads Up

Telarc

Tierney Sutton

Telarc
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I'm With the Band

Telarc

I'm with the Band

Telarc
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On The Other Side

Telarc
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Desire

Telarc
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