Born: July 25, 1930
Annie Ross has been an abundant contributor to the art of jazz for over 50 years. Born in the UK, she has been a permanent resident of the USA for many years and a US citizen since 2001. The following are some highlights of what has been a long and illustrious career in jazz:
Annie Ross is one of the pioneers of vocalese and the composer of Twisted, one of the most well known examples of that art, as well as Farmers Market, Jackie and many others. A founding member of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, considered the greatest jazz vocal ensemble of all time, her influence is present in all subsequent practitioners of vocalese. “Twisted“ has been recorded by a host of vocalists, including some not normally associated with jazz, including Joni Mitchell and Bette Midler....
- To Lady with Love by John Ephland
- To Lady with Love by Jack Bowers
- To Lady with Love by C. Michael Bailey
- Annie Ross Live in London by Andrew Velez