Death of legendary jazz singer

Death of legendary jazz singer


norman lebrecht

July 22, 2020

The Scottish singer Annie Ross who carved a space in the heart of New York’s jazz scene has died in the city at 89.

As a kid she appeared with Judy Garland, as an adult with Satchmo and Count Basie.

She had flings with Kenny Clarke and Lenny Bruce. Not many could claim those elusive scalps.



  • CLarrieu says:

    …but best remembered, above all, for the vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross:
    RIP to a great Lady of Jazz…

  • Scott says:

    Born in England, but a proud Scot all the way. Annie Ross was England and Scotland’s greatest jazz singer.

  • rugbyfiddler says:

    Sadly this happens to everyone eventually. As an orchstral fiddle player for over forty years, ten in Glasgow, I am sad to read this news RIP dear lady of Jazz!

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Truly one of the greats has passed.
    Farewell, dear Annie.