Crossing – Sheila Jordan

Few Sheila Jordan concerts go by without her performing the inspirational folk-jazz composition The Crossing

Sheila Jordan

born on November 18, 1928

Sheila Jordan is one of the most engaging and creative jazz vocalists alive today. Born in Detroit but raised in the Pennsylvania coal-mining country, Sheila became enamored with the music of Charlie Parker from her early teens. In 1940, she began singing and playing piano semi-professionally; a few years later she, Skeeter Spight, and Leroi Mitchell formed the trio Skeeter, Mitch and Jean. Despite being underage, she often hung around the Detroit clubs where Bird played and eventually gained his attention, resulting in Bird sometimes asking her trio to sing at his gigs. Read more...

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