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Mavis Rivers

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: May 19, 1929 | Died: May 29, 1992    

Mavis Rivers

Mavis Rivers has been described by many of her peers as one of the world’s great female jazz singers, and she attracted an international following among jazz purists. Frank Sinatra is said to have described her as the ‘purest voice’ in jazz, comparing her to Ella Fitzgerald. Her New Zealand recordings are little known to the outside world, but they form an important part of the history of recorded music in this country. Although she spent much of her life in the United States, Rivers holds a special place in the hearts of many New Zealanders, who warmly remember her as this country’s finest jazz singer....
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  • It's A Good Day

    Capitol Records
    1984
  • We Remember Mildred Bailey

    Capitol Records
    1965
  • Mavis Rivers Meets Shorty Rogers

    Capitol Records
    1963
  • Footsteps Of A Fool / Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado)

    Capitol Records
    1961
  • Mavis

    Capitol Records
    1961
  • The Simple Life

    Capitol Records
    1960
  • Hooray For Love

    Capitol Records
    1960
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