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Joya Sherrill (August 20, 1924, Bayonne, New Jersey – June 28, 2010, Great Neck, New York ) was an American [1 ] jazz vocalist and children's television show host.
Sherrill began her career with
Duke Ellington in 1942, aged 17, later becoming a member of his orchestra from 1944 to 1946. She had a hit with Ellington's tune "I'm Beginning to See the Light". Subsequently, she worked as a soloist, performing with Rex Stewart, Ray Nance, and others into the 1960s. She returned to Ellington for 1959's . She toured the U.S. in 1959 and then took a role on A Drum Is a Woman Broadway in . She toured with The Long Dream Benny Goodman in the USSR in 1962 and then returned to sing with Ellington in 1963.
From 1970-82 she had a children's television show,
Time for Joya, later called . Later in the 1980s she hosted a children's show in the Joya's Fun School Middle East.
She died of complications from leukemia in 2010, aged 85. She was survived by a son, a daughter, a sister and two grandchildren.
Discography [ edit ]
As sideperson with Duke Ellington:
Black, Brown and Beige (Columbia Records, 1943)
The Carnegie Hall Concerts (January 1946) (Fantasy Records)
Greatest Hits (RCA Records, 1996)
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
The Blanton–Webster Band
Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year
Masterpieces by Ellington
The Duke Plays Ellington
Dance to the Duke!
Duke Ellington Presents...
The Complete Porgy and Bess
A Drum Is a Woman
Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
Such Sweet Thunder
Black, Brown and Beige
Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque
The Cosmic Scene
Back to Back
Side by Side
Anatomy of a Murder
Blues in Orbit
The Nutcracker Suite
Piano in the Background
Swinging Suites by Edward E. and Edward G.
Piano in the Foreground
The Great Summit: The Master Takes
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Featuring Paul Gonsalves
Studio Sessions 1957 & 1962
Midnight in Paris
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
Studio Sessions, New York 1962
The Symphonic Ellington
Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session
Studio Sessions New York 1963
Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins
Concert in the Virgin Islands
The Popular Duke Ellington
The Far East Suite
Studio Sessions, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, San Francisco, Chicago, New York
...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Second Sacred Concert
Studio Sessions New York, 1968
Latin American Suite
New Orleans Suite
The Suites, New York 1968 & 1970
The Intimacy of the Blues
The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse
Studio Sessions New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971
The Intimate Ellington
The Ellington Suites
This One's for Blanton!
Up in Duke’s Workshop
Duke's Big 4