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Meet Vocalist Lucy Wijnands

Read "Meet Vocalist Lucy Wijnands" reviewed by Sanford Josephson


This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Contestants in the fourth annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition, sponsored by the Blues Alley Jazz Society, were asked to sing three selections from the 1964 Verve album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book. That request, said Lucy Wijnands, the winner, was “a gift from heaven. Johnny Mercer is absolutely my favorite composer." Her three Mercer selections were: “Too Marvelous For Words," “Laura," and “Dearly Beloved." ...


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