Tierney Sutton

Tierney Sutton ( born June 28, 1963 in Wisconsin) is an American jazz singer.


Sutton attended high school in Milwaukee and attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Together with the singers Jane Monheit and Roberta Gambarini they succeeded in 1998 to the semifinals in singing contest of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. 1995/1996 was their first album under his own name, Introducing Tierney Sutton ( appeared on A Records ), which was nominated for an Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Sutton interpreted on jazz standards such as Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" and "My Favourite Things ". Since then, they released their albums on the Telarc label.

In November 2000, she published their Bill Evans tribute album Blue in Green, on which, among other things, the drummer Joe LaBarbera participated. Their album Dancing in the Dark, which is inspired by the music of Frank Sinatra, reached number ten of the jazz albums in Billboard magazine, and remained for 15 weeks in the charts. In February 2005, she made her debut at New York's Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra. 2005, her live album, I'm with the band was ( recorded at performances at New York's Birdland ) for a Grammy Award in the category "Best Jazz Vocal Album " nominated and won the award Jazz Week's Vocalist of the Year Award.

Sutton works with a backing band of pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and drummer Ray bzw.Kevin ax Brinker.

Since 1981 she is a member of the Baha'i faith and understands their music as " an expression of Baha'i principles."


  • Introducing Tierney Sutton (A Records, 1998)
  • Unsung Heroes ( Telarc, 2000)
  • Blue in Green ( Telarc, 2001)
  • Something Cool ( Telarc, 2002)
  • Dancing in the Dark ( Telarc, 2003)
  • I'm with the Band ( Telarc, 2004)
  • On the Other Side ( Telarc., 2007)
  • Desire ( Telarc, 2009)
  • American Road ( BFM 2011)