Tierney Sutton

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Tierney Sutton (born June 28, 1963 in Wisconsin ) is an American jazz singer .


Tierney Sutton attended high school in Milwaukee and studied at Wesleyan University in Middletown , Connecticut and the Berklee College of Music in Boston .

Together with singers Jane Monheit and Roberta Gambarini , she made it to the semifinals in the 1998 singing competition of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz . In 1995/1996 they released their first album under their own name, Introducing Tierney Sutton (released on A Records ), which was nominated for the Indie Award for best jazz vocal album. Sutton interpreted jazz standards such as Wayne Shorter's “Footprints” and “ My Favorite Things ”. Since then she has released her albums on the Telarc label .

In November 2000, their Bill Evans tribute album Blue in Green was created , on which the drummer Joe LaBarbera participated, among others . Her album Dancing in the Dark , inspired by the music of Frank Sinatra , reached number ten on Billboard Magazine's jazz albums and stayed in the charts for over 15 weeks. In February 2005 she made her debut at New York's Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra . In 2005 her live album I'm with the Band (recorded during performances in New York's Birdland ) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category "Best Jazz Vocal Album" and won the JazzWeek's Vocalist of the Year Award .

Sutton works with a backing band made up of pianist Christian Jacob , bassist Trey Henry or Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker .

She has been a member of the Baha'i community since 1981 and sees her music as an "expression of Baha'i principles".


  • Introducing Tierney Sutton (A Records, 1998)
  • Unsung Heroes (Telarc, 2000)
  • Blue in Green (Telarc, 2001)
  • Something Cool (Telarc, 2002)
  • Dancing in the Dark (Telarc, 2003)
  • I'm with the Band (Telarc, 2004)
  • On the Other Side (Telarc., 2007)
  • Desire (Telarc, 2009)
  • American Road (BFM, 2011)
  • The Sting Variations (BFM Jazz, 2016)

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Musicians in performance


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