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.
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