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Ernestine Anderson in 2008
November 11, 1928|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Died||March 10, 2016
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Associated acts||Johnny Otis
Ernestine Anderson (November 11, 1928 – March 10, 2016) was an American jazz and blues singer. She recorded over 30 albums. She was nominated four times for a Grammy Award.
She sung at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival (six times over a 33-year span), as well as at jazz festivals all over the world. In the early 1990s she joined Qwest Records, the label of fellow Garfield High School grad Quincy Jones. Her career lasted for 60 years. Anderson was born in Houston, Texas.
Anderson died in her sleep in Seattle, Washington on March 10, 2016. She was aged 87.
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