Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Susannah McCorkle

Born in 1946, in Berkeley, CA. Education: Bachelor's degree in Italian literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Addresses: Record company—Concord Records, Inc., P.O. Box 845, Concord, CA 94522; Bookings—c/o Anne Jeffreys or Andrew Lipman, Susannah McCorkle Music, 41 W. 86th Street, #16C, New York, NY 10024, Phone: (925) 682-6770; (212) 877-5918 Fax: (925) 682-3508 E-mail: Email—smccoffice@aol.com.

Though not a household name in America, jazz-pop vocalist Susannah McCorkle has released 17 albums during her 20-year career which have earned international critical acclaim. McCorkle's repertoire of over 3,000 songs has helped keep the music of such songwriters/composers as George Gershwin, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Johnny Mercer alive in cabarets and on concert stages around the world. For a person whose original intention was to be a simultaneous language interpreter for the Common Market in Brussels, utilizing her skills in German, Spanish, French, and Italian, McCorkle instead decided to begin a singing career and move to London. McCorkle discovered jazz for the first time after moving to Europe in 1970. The American singer, Billie Holiday, made a particularly strong impact on McCorkle. When she heard the recordings of the blues and jazz giant, McCorkle was inspired enough to follow her own dream of singing. McCorkle grew up on top 40 hits and Broadway show tunes, but it would be the American jazz standards that would eventually take her to the top of the charts.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

Albums

Videos

Similar

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
vocalist
Abbey Lincoln Abbey Lincoln
vocalist
Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney
vocalist
June Christy June Christy
vocalist
Jane Monheit Jane Monheit
vocalist
Betty Carter Betty Carter
vocalist
Tierney Sutton Tierney Sutton
vocalist
Eden Atwood Eden Atwood
vocalist
Karrin Allyson Karrin Allyson
vocalist
Stacey Kent Stacey Kent
vocalist

Premium Profiles

Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Phil Allen Phil Allen
trombone
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen
arranger
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
composer/conductor
Anton Schwartz Anton Schwartz
sax, tenor
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
drums
Stu Harrison Stu Harrison
piano

All About Vince Guaraldi!

An exclusive opportunity for All About Jazz readers to participate in the celebration of a jazz legend.