She has recorded as a session musician with an array of critically acclaimed artists in addition to recording her own albums. Jordan pioneered a bebop and scat jazz singing style with an upright bass as the only accompaniment. Sheila Looking For A Love - Various - Soul Collection Vol.
4 grew up in SummerhillPennsylvania, before returning to her birthplace of Detroit, Michigan, in She sang and played piano in jazz clubs in Detroit.
It Dont Mean A Thing - Sheila Jordan And The Johnny Knapp Trio - Sheila went to Parker's performances in Detroit, met him, and he would ask them to sing. Jordan and Parker became friends before his death in She refers to him as one of her teachers. I don't know how that rumor got started. For much of the s, she withdrew from clubs to raise her daughter, and she sang in church instead.
She was a typist and legal secretary for twenty years with little time to concentrate on music until the age of On July 12,she recorded Confirmation. During the s, she worked with Harvie S as a duo Da Lukas Presents Butterflake - Rubberduck E.P. played on several records with him. Until she worked in an advertising agency and recorded Lost and Found in Jordan is a songwriter who works in bebop and free jazz.
With Cameron Brown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sheila Jordan. Detroit Music History. Archived from the original on March 4, Retrieved August 3, Artist Biography. One of the most consistently creative of all jazz singers, Sheila Jordan has a relatively small voice, but has done the maximum with her instrument.
National Public Radio. National Endowment for the Arts. Four Lives in the Bebop Business 1st Limelight ed. New York: Limelight Editions. The Wire. New England Public Radio. Archived from the original on August 6, April 10, Archived from the original on May 13, Los Angeles Times. National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters. Archived from the Under My Skin (Live) - Diabolical - Ars Vitae on July 4, Retrieved August 2, Rowman and Littlefield.
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