jazz music news, obituaries
1926 - 2009
Vocalist’s Career Spanned More Than 50 Years
New York jazz singer and pianist Blossom Dearie has died. The woman whose voice was as sweet as her name died on February 9th of natural causes in her Greenwich Street apartment. She was 82.
Blossom Dearie’s highly distinctive voice [...]
New York Times: A singer, pianist and songwriter with an independent spirit who zealously guarded her privacy, Ms. Dearie pursued a singular career that blurred the line between jazz and cabaret. An interpretive minimalist with cavi... Read Post
In 1955, jazz French hornist and composer David Amram was in Paris playing and recording with saxophonist Bobby Jaspar. Jaspar was married to singer Blossom Dearie at the time. When Dearie died in February, I e-mailed David for his ... Read Post