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LEGENDARY JAZZ SINGER CHRIS CONNOR DEAD AT 81

Legendary jazz vocalist Chris Connor, who first came to prominence with the orchestras of Claude Thornhill and Stan Kenton and went on to record dozens of successful albums and singles, died on Saturday evening, August 29 at the Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ following a long bout with cancer, according to her publicist Alan Eichler. She was 81. Among her many hits were "All About Ronnie," "Trust in Me" and "I Miss You So." Nearly her entire recorded legacy has been reissued on CD, including such classic albums as "The George Gershwin Almanac of Song," "Witchcraft" and "Lullaby of Birdland."

Below are links to obituaries of Chris Connor that have appeared thoughout the country.

WEA Japan releases the Gershwin Almanac Of Song with bonus tracks

Chris Connor - At the Village Gate

This definitive recording of Gershwin tunes is a must have for all Chris Connor and/or Gershwin fans. Release date is February 20, 2008.

 

In the Japanese Press

An interview with Kiyoshi Koyama for Swing Journal's May 2007 issue.
Click here to read the Japanese to English translation for this interview.

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A 60 Year Re-Issue Celebration
from Atlantic/Warner Japan

In celebration of Atlantic's 60 Year Anniversary the Warner Music Group Japan has reissued all of Atlantic's Jazz Recordings. Here are the Vocal CD's as reported in Japan's March 2007 issue of Swing Journal. Roll your mouse over the thumbnails on the left to see the larger images.

Chris Connor cds at Amazon.com
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EMI releases Chris Connor At The Village Gate

Chris Connor - At the Village Gate

A live performance from 1963, this is a must have for all Chris Connor fans.

Purchase now at Amazon.com.

 

Chris will be subject of weeklong course by faculty member
Ran Blake of The New England Conservatory Boston, Mass

Celebrating/Studying Chris Connor
next August
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Chris Connor will be the subject of Ran's annual intensive weeklong course, scheduled for the second week of August in 2007. Connor, one of Ran's favorite vocalists, first became popular in the 1950s. Known for altering rhythms on ballads and for a husky, lush sound, she appears on Ran's 1978 album Rapport. The class will include one evening session open to the public at the New England Conservatory.