Mavis SWAN Poole

Born: October 6, 1978    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Mavis SWAN Poole

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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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,'s Featured Artist of the Week (2009)
ALBUMS • “SOUL-TREE”, Mavis Poole (produced by Jeremy BEAN Clemons/Poole) • “Uncommon Pursuit”, Mavis Poole (Unreleased) • “The Best Christmas Feeling” with Marcus Anderson • “The Forumla” with Buckshot & 9th Wonder • “Blues and the Verdant Green” with NCCU Jazz Dept. • “That Christmas Feeling” with Terrance White • “Do Not Pass Me By” with God’s Voices • “It Was Good” with Hallie Evans • “Disguise” with Uncle Jim and the Red Bus Band SINGLES “I’ve Got Yo’ Back, (produced by 9th Wonder) “Rapsody and Swan” (produced by 9th Wonder)

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Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Anyone 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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Featured recording “Soul Tree”

Soul Tree
Swanbean Records (2009)

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