Joya Sherrill

Joya Sherrill ( born August 20, 1927 in Bayonne, New Jersey, married since 1946 as Joya Sherrill Guilmenot; † 28 June 2010) was an American jazz singer, actress and presenter.

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.


Links ( sources)

  • Biography, Eng.
  • All Music Guide
  • Joya Sherrill at the Internet Movie Database (English)