My Influences

 This group will give you an idea of some of the wonderful vocalists that influenced my musical journey.  Feel free to share your favorite artists that have influenced you.

(Nancy WIlson pictured above)

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FRANK, CHET, TONY and GEORGE--- The Men In My Life

Started by SHARON MARIE CLINE Feb 11, 2012. 0 Replies

Frank Sinatra: Chet Baker:Tony Bennett:with Bill Evans.... Taught me the art of  the voice and piano duo... So free and expressive!  and then there is just TONY... smooth, confident,  cool,…Continue


Started by SHARON MARIE CLINE Feb 10, 2012. 0 Replies

People often comment on my "sustain ability"... My ability to carry an emotion and tone thru the very last moment of a phrase to the very last ounce of breath... I learned that from Barbara... I…Continue


Started by SHARON MARIE CLINE Feb 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Space, breath, sensuality... Shirley was one of my mentors for this... She infuses a lyric with deep earthy sensual feel... and she takes her time... to let the song and the story unfold... SO…Continue


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A Powerful voice... A graceful queen... Wh at great command she has.Continue

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Comment by Joan Cartwright on January 19, 2013 at 3:27pm

My greatest influences beside the staples - Billie, Carmen, Dinah, Ella - are Gloria Lynne, Alberta Hunter, Morgana King, Aretha, Oscar Brown Jr., Joe Williams, and Betty Carter. I got to actually talk to Carmen, Ella, Gloria, Oscar, Joe, and Betty. Linda Hopkins and Ruth Brown are great singers, too. See the wonderful women musicians archived at my site Jazzwomen Directory. To support women musicians, join our global organization - Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc. Also, register for the first International Musicwomen Festival & Conference, coming to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in October 2013, where we will discuss the status of women musicians and composers in the United States and around the world.


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