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,

You’ve reached a Premium article. To continue reading, please login or start a 3-MONTH TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION for just 99 cents/month. You’ll receive unlimited digital access plus a complimentary issue of our award-winning print magazine.
Join Our Newsletter
Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, album, events and more delivered to your inbox.

The Authoritative Voice in Jazz

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re offering an exclusive all-women CD featuring some of the greatest jazz artists in the world, including Carla Bley, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jane Bunnett, Brenda Russell, Michele Rosewoman, Leni Stern, Gabriela Anders and Keely Smith.




to claim yours for free by gifting a friend a subscription.