Tierney Sutton

Tierney Sutton

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Tierney Sutton (born June 28, 1963) is an American jazz singer.

A five-time Grammy Nominee for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" as well as for arranging, she was Jazzweek Vocalist of the Year in 2005,"[1] Sutton was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and was educated at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.[2] Prior to attending Wesleyan, Tierney Sutton attended Nicolet High School in the Milwaukee metro area.

For the past 20 years, Sutton has fronted the Tierney Sutton Band featuring pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. The band is an incorporated unit and makes all musical as well as business decisions together.[3][4] They tour throughout the world[5] and have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center. For 11 years, Sutton taught in the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Southern California. In 2008, she became the Vocal Department Chair at Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, California.

She has been a Baha'i since 1981 and explains her band's arranging style as "based on the principle of consultation--the band is very much run on Baha'i principles. There is very much a sense that what we do is essentially a spiritual thing and everyone's voice needs to be heard."[6][7] She has recently also been performing in a trio format with flautist Hubert Laws and guitarist Larry Koonse.
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Tierney Sutton Discography

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AL 73111 Tierney Sutton Introducing Tierney Sutton(CD, Album) A-Records AL 73111 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
CD-83477 Tierney Sutton Unsung Heroes (Album) Telarc Jazz CD-83477 US 2000 Sell This Version
CD-83522 Tierney Sutton Blue In Green (Album) Telarc Jazz CD-83522 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
CD-83548 Tierney Sutton Something Cool (Album) Telarc CD-83548 US 2002 Sell This Version
LRCD 502 Buddy Childers Big Band Featuring Tierney Sutton Buddy Childers Big Band Featuring Tierney Sutton - It's Whats Happening Now(CD, Album) Loxie Records LRCD 502 US 2003 Sell This Version
SACD-63592 Tierney Sutton Dancing In The Dark (Album) Telarc Jazz SACD-63592 US 2004 Sell This Version
CD-83616 Tierney Sutton I'm With The Band (Album) Telarc CD-83616 US 2005 Sell This Version
CD-80538 Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra With Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony DeSare, King's Singers*, John Pizzarelli, Tierney Sutton Erich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra With Ann Hampton Callaway, Tony DeSare, King's Singers*, John Pizzarelli, Tierney Sutton - Christmastime Is Here(CD, Album) Telarc CD-80538 US 2006 Sell This Version
SSJ-USA 002 The SSJ All-Stars, Alan Broadbent, Jim Cox, Gerard Hagen, Johnny Holiday, Diane Hubka, Christian Jacob, Leslie Lewis, Sam Most, Dick Noel, Frankie Randall, Sue Raney, Kurt Reichenbach, Dan Sawyer, Tierney Sutton, Pinky Winters, Chris Connor The SSJ All-Stars, Alan Broadbent, Jim Cox, Gerard Hagen, Johnny Holiday, Diane Hubka, Christian Jacob, Leslie Lewis, Sam Most, Dick Noel, Frankie Randall, Sue Raney, Kurt Reichenbach, Dan Sawyer, Tierney Sutton, Pinky Winters, Chris Connor - From California With Love(CD, Album) SSJ-USA SSJ-USA 002 US 2011 Sell This Version
302062419-2 Tierney Sutton After Blue(CD, Album) BFM Jazz 302062419-2 US 2013 Sell This Version
302062427-2 Tierney Sutton Paris Sessions (Album) BFM Jazz 302062427-2 US 2014 Sell This Version