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Carmen McRae

Born: 
04/08/1920
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Died: 
11/10/1994
Years Active: 
1940's-1994
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Carmen Mercedes McRae was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics that made her memorable. McRae drew inspiration from Billie Holiday, but established her own distinctive voice. She went on to record over 60 albums, enjoying a rich musical career, performing and recording in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
The Charlie Parker Quintet 07/10/1948 Onyx Club NYC New York USA
Carmen McRae / Buddy Rich 12/05/1957 Peacock Lane Los Angeles California USA
Newport Jazz Festival 06/30/1961 Newport Jazz Festival (1) Newport Rhode Island USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/03/1961 Club Renaissance (2) West Hollywood California USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/04/1961 Club Renaissance (2) West Hollywood California USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/05/1961 Club Renaissance (2) West Hollywood California USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/06/1961 Club Renaissance (2) West Hollywood California USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/07/1961 Club Renaissance (2) West Hollywood California USA
John Coltrane Quintet 10/08/1961 Club Renaissance (2) West Hollywood California USA
Carmen McRae 06/27/1966 Top Hat Supper Club Windsor Ontario Canada
Carmen McRae 06/28/1966 Top Hat Supper Club Windsor Ontario Canada
Carmen McRae 06/29/1966 Top Hat Supper Club Windsor Ontario Canada
Carmen McRae 06/30/1966 Top Hat Supper Club Windsor Ontario Canada
Carmen McRae 07/01/1966 Top Hat Supper Club Windsor Ontario Canada
Carmen McRae 07/02/1966 Top Hat Supper Club Windsor Ontario Canada
A Jazz Festival 09/05/1969 Garden State Arts Center Holmdel New Jersey USA
Pittsburgh Jazz Festival 06/17/1972 Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA
Carmen McRae 02/07/1973 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA
Carmen McRae 02/08/1973 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA
Carmen McRae 02/09/1973 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA
Carmen McRae 02/10/1973 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA
Dizzy Gillespie / Carmen McRae 06/15/1976 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA
Dizzy Gillespie / Carmen McRae 06/16/1976 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA
Dizzy Gillespie / Carmen McRae 06/17/1976 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA
Count Basie / Carmen McRae 09/21/1979 Great American Music Hall San Francisco California USA

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