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In Pictures

Tierney Sutton with the Jae Sinnett Trio at Good Vibes

Read "Tierney Sutton with the Jae Sinnett Trio at Good Vibes" reviewed by Mark Robbins


No list of great female jazz vocalists would be complete without Tierney Sutton being on it. Whether she is interpreting the great American songbook, singing the beautiful songs of Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, or paying homage to Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, and Sting, Sutton pulls the listener into her world of fast swing and tender ballads. She can bring a smile to your face or a lump in your throat, depending on the song but either way you'll thank ...

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Album Review

Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions 2

Read "Paris Sessions 2" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Time just scats on by when one is caught up in the wave of creativity that defines Tierney Sutton. How could it be that this enchanted vocalist is now presenting her fifteenth album? She left indelible footprints on her debut record, Introducing Tierney Sutton (A Records, 1997), breezing through as the leader of her caravan of wonder and possibilities. Sutton certainly has grown, as any artist would over time, but it was clear from the beginning that she knew who ...

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Live Review

Tierney Sutton At The Jazz Corner

Read "Tierney Sutton At The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie


Tierney Sutton The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC February 8, 2020 When a lady has chosen nine new outfits, attended nine nerve wracking awards dinners and been nominated for nine Grammys since 2006, it would simply be impolite not to vote for her to win next time. Tierney Sutton certainly deserves to win a Grammy for the quality of her work. In the audience at The Jazz Corner was another of this year's crop ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Summer City

Read "Summer City" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This Summer in the City broadcast includes new releases from bassist Marlene Rosenberg, vocalists Greta Matassa and Rosana Ekert, the Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter Trio and the Wayne Wallace Jazz Quartet, with birthday shout outs to Dave Grusin, vocalists Madeline Eastman, Tierney Sutton, Lena Horne and harpist Brandee Younger, among others. Playlist Jennifer Wharton “The Year of Two Summers" from Bonegasm (Sunnyside) 00:00 It's A Beautiful Day “Hot Summer Day" from It's a Beautiful Day (Columbia) 07:42 Host speaks 13:26 Lisa ...

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Album Review

Tierney Sutton Band: Screenplay

Read "Screenplay" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Cinema-related “standards" have been fertile territory for musicians to harvest ever since Al Jolson walked miles for smiles. With Screenplay, 8-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton—here as the Tierney Sutton Band—takes a fascinating retrospective, delivering fifteen tunes we have often heard— but never this creatively. The result is a showcase that is unique, engaging, and—in terms of how Sutton, pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt and drummer Ray Brinker collectively speak—brilliant. “The Windmills of Your Mind" ...

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Catching Up With

Tierney Sutton: Movie Music Re-visited

Read "Tierney Sutton: Movie Music Re-visited" reviewed by Josef Woodard


Ace jazz singer Tierney Sutton has built up a large discography and international “gigography" with her tautly integrated and long-standing band— pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Kevin Axt and Trey Henry and drummer Ray Brinker— scooping up accolades and trophies, of the GRAMMY and poll-winning sort and more. Enter a new-ish relationship: screen life. Sutton and band have rubbed collective elbows with the film world in the last few years, after jazz-loving director Clint Eastwood hired them to perform ...

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Album Review

Tierney Sutton Band: ScreenPlay

Read "ScreenPlay" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


A cinematic sweep has long been present in the music of the Tierney Sutton Band, but never before have the stories been so vivid and the colors as striking. With ScreenPlay this long-running group adopts and adapts material from the silver screen, creating high art that's spellbinding and eminently listenable. In the past, whether exploring the music of rock icon Sting, remodeling the Great White Way, or placing jazz classics in new light, Sutton and her bandmates ...


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