Maxine Sullivan was a jazz vocalist with a light and intimate
style that sadly recorded far too few jazz songs in her
career. She enjoyed success in the swing era, and then
repeated that success several eras later.
Maxine Sullivan had very little formal music training. She
was discovered while singing at the Benjamin Harrison
Literary Club in Pittsburg by Gladys Mosier. Mosier was, in
the mid 1930's, an acquaintance of fellow pianist Claude
Thornhill. She soon introduced her new find to Thornhill and
as his protege', Maxine Sullivan made her first records in
June of 1937, accompanied by the pianist's all-star band.
The critics at Metronome magazine received Maxine's first
records warmly, giving the discs good ratings and reviews.
Around the same time Maxine became the vocalist at The
Onyx Club in New York