The Royal Bopsters’ Amy London: Keeper of the Vocalese Flame

An unprecedented summit of jazz vocal pioneers convened at New York’s Birdland in September 2015. Jon Hendricks and Bob Dorough were nonagenarians. Annie Ross and Sheila Jordan were in their 80s; Andy Bey (subbing for an ailing Mark Murphy) was the youngster of the group at 75. They were founding fathers and mothers of vocalese,

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