Life and work
Sherrill worked briefly with Duke Ellington in 1942 and in 1944, after she had a text on "Take the 'A' Train" written for two years a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. In the same year she had a hit with Ellington "I'm Beginning to See the Light ". Subsequently, she worked as a soloist, but briefly returned to Ellington in order to present him with the program A Drum Is a Woman ( 1956). In 1959 she undertook a national tour before 1960, took a role in the Broadway play The Long Dream. In the same year under his own name appeared in the album Sugar and Spice. In 1962, she was with Benny Goodman on tour in the USSR, which they in the documentary Jazz for the Russians - reported To Russia with Jazz ( 2011). She joined in 1963 again with the Ellington Orchestra. In the 1970s, she had a series of " Time for Joya " in the U.S. children's television.
- Joya Sherrill Sings Duke ( Verve, 1965) with Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Ernie Harper, Billy Strayhorn, Joe Benjamin, John Lamb
- Black Beauty, the Duke in Mind
Links ( sources)
- Biography, Eng.
- All Music Guide
- Joya Sherrill at the Internet Movie Database (English)