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Blossom Dearie

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 28, 1926 | Died: February 7, 2009    

Blossom Dearie

Born 28 April 1928, East Durham, New York, USA. A singer, pianist and songwriter, with a “wispy, little-girlish” voice, Dearie is regarded as one of the great supper club singers. Her father was of Scottish and Irish descent; her mother emigrated from Oslo, Norway. Dearie is said to have been given her unusual first name after a neighbour brought peach blossoms to her house on the day she was born. She began taking piano lessons when she was five, and studied classical music until she was in her teens, when she played in her high school dance band and began to listen to jazz. Early influences included Art Tatum, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Martha Tilton, who sang with the Benny Goodman band. Dearie graduated from high school in the mid-40s and moved to New York City to pursue a music career. She joined the Blue Flames, a vocal group within the Woody Herman big band, and then sang with the Blue Reys, a similar formation in the Alvino Rey band....
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  • I Like London In The Rain / When I Open My Eyes

    Export Label
    2009
  • Four Classic Albums Plus

    Export Label
    2009
  • Blossom Time at Ronnie Scott's

    Verve Music Group
    2007
  • From The Meticulous To The Sublime

    Daffodil Records
    2005
  • Manhattan

    Export Label
    2005
  • My Gentleman Friend

    Verve Music Group
    2003
  • The Diva Series: Blossom Dearie

    Export Label
    2003
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