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Maxine Sullivan

Maxine Sullivan was a jazz vocalist with a light and intimate style that sadly recorded far too few jazz songs in her career. She enjoyed success in the swing era, and then repeated that success several eras later.

Maxine Sullivan had very little formal music training. She was discovered while singing at the Benjamin Harrison Literary Club in Pittsburg by Gladys Mosier. Mosier was, in the mid 1930's, an acquaintance of fellow pianist Claude Thornhill. She soon introduced her new find to Thornhill and as his protege', Maxine Sullivan made her first records in June of 1937, accompanied by the pianist's all-star band.

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