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Mavis SWAN Poole

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: October 6, 1978    

Crowned “Little Ellla” by the great Curtis Fuller, and guilty of inspiring people to sing because of God-given creativity, Singer/Songwriter/Composer Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole is stirring up the music scene as we know it. She possesses an unrivaled brilliance of shattering barriers with her rich and smoky sound, undauntedly amalgamating jazz, R&B, soul, funk and hip hop. Swan is a sassy, soulful, fiery SongBird (which is the literal translation of MAVIS) whose music promises to stand the test of time.

“Bull City’s” finest was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, where she attended the very prestigious North Carolina Central University. Recording artist Lenora Zenzalai Helm, and jazz icons Ira Wiggins and Arnold George were just a few of her mentors as an undergraduate student. From there, she went on to study with such greats as Kurt Elling, Dee Daniels, Dr. Billy Taylor, Hubert Laws, Nancy King, Joey Calderazzo, Carmen Lundy, Branford Marsalis, George Cables, and gospel superstar Shirley Caesar in the 1999 Special Olympics. These experiences helped her find her unique sound and style. Swan has also worked on several occasions with dance legend Diane McIntyre and the American Dance Festival....
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Awards

Swan is the recipient of many noteworthy awards, including Port Townsend Centrum Jazz Festival participant, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead (2007), Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nominee, Sister’s In Jazz (IAJE), honored as “Indy’s 2007 Jazz Vocalist to watch", and recently, IndieMusicUniverse.com's Featured Artist of the Week (2009)

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Featured recording “Soul Tree”

Latest Release

Soul Tree

Swanbean Records (2009)

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Primary InstrumentVocalist

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundMusic Education, B.A. Jazz Vocal Studies, B.M. *Hours/rates to be discussed

Clinic/Workshop InformationAnyone can Sing! Vocal lessons/clinics encouraging singers to reach their potential with proper breathing and vocal technique. Classically train vocalists to sing with ease due to poor breathing skills.

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