Annie Ross

Born: July 25, 1930    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Annie Ross

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....
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1952: Singin' and Swingin'
1952: King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings
1956: Skylark
1956: Annie by Candlelight
1956: Cranks
1958: Sings a Song of Mulligan
1959: A Gasser
1959: Gypsy
1962: Loguerhythms
1963: Sings a Handful of Songs
1965: Live in London
1967: Annie Ross and Pony Poindexter
1967: Fill My Heart with Song
1981: In Hoagland
1995: Music Is Forever
2005: Let Me Sing

With Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

1957: Sing A Song of Basie
1958: Sing Along with Basie
1959: The Swingers
1959: The Hottest Group in Jazz
1960: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Sing Ellington
1961: High Flying
1961: The Real Ambassadors

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