Amy London

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Amy London
Background information
Born Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Origin New York City
Genres Vocal jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1970 - Present day
Labels Motéma
Associated acts New York Voices, The Royal Bopsters
Website www.amylondonsings.com

Amy London (born 1957) is a jazz singer, and educator who has appeared on Broadway and in the vocal group The Royal Bopsters. London grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Manhattan in 1980, began teaching jazz vocals in 1984,[1] and moved to Teaneck, New Jersey with her husband, guitarist Roni Ben-Hur,[2] and daughters, Sofia and Anna, in 1998.[3]

When I Look in Your Eyes (Motéma Music, 2007) was her first album as leader, recorded at Bennett Studios in Englewood, New Jersey. The album features bassist Rufus Reid, drummer Leroy Williams, along with pianists Lee Musiker and the late John Hicks. Bridges, London's second recording featuring performances from the 1980s and 90s, was released in 2009.[3]

London sang in the Tony Award-winning musical City of Angels from 1989 to 1992. She helped start the vocal department at The New School in 1992 and is an adjunct professor there.[3]

In 2015, London participated in The Royal Bopsters Project (Motéma), an album that gathered a group of musicians to pay homage to vocalese singers, earning 4 and a half stars from the major jazz periodical Downbeat Magazine, and a video feature in the Wall Street Journal.[1] The group consists of Holli Ross, Mark Murphy, Dylan Pramuk, and Darmon Meader. Accompanying them on the album was an older generation of vocalists: Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan, and Bob Dorough.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 2000 Two for the Road (Original Cast)
  • 2007 When I Look in Your Eyes (Motéma)
  • 2011 Let's Fly (Motéma)
  • 2015 The Royal Bopsters Project (Motéma)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography - Amy London". Amy London. Retrieved 2017-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Roni Ben-Hur's Website". www.ronibenhur.com. 
  3. ^ a b c La Gorce, Tammy (6 April 2008). "For Longtime Jazz Singer, Latest Success Is Sweet". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Loudon, Christopher (31 October 2015). "Jazz Reviews: The Royal Bopsters ProjectLondon, Meader, Pramuk & Ross - By Christopher Loudon — Jazz Articles". jazztimes.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Amy London | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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