“A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level” -The New York Times
A 5-time Grammy Nominee, Tierney Sutton is often described as “a singer’s singer”, but just as often, she is described as a “musician’s singer”, who uses her voice like an instrument. Spanning over 20years of collaboration, the Tierney Sutton Band’s 9 CDs have consistently topped the US jazz charts, leading to Tierney’s selection as Jazzweek’s Vocalist of the Year as well as to numerous other accolades in the music world. In addition to 4 consecutive Grammy Nominations for “Best jazz Vocal Album”, The Tierney Sutton Band’s most recent CD, “American Road” was also awarded a nomination for its collaborative arranging, putting The Band’s work alongside arrangements written for Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah. She has headlined in recent years at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Jazz At Lincoln Center. She can also be heard on film and television soundtracks including The Academy Award-nominated film “The Cooler” as well as on television commercials (BMW, Green Giant, Yoplait Yogurt, Coke)
When she is off the road, Tierney is an active educator. She taught for over a decade at USC’s Thornton School of Music and is currently the Vocal Department Head at The Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena,CA where she has created a new curriculum for vocalists of all genres. Tierney has taught and mentored some of music’s finest new generation of singers including Gretchen Parlato and Sara Gazarek.
Tierney’s latest CD, After Blue, is an intimate, jazz-inspired re-imagining of the legacy of Joni Mitchell. The album, which is Sutton’s first solo outing without the Tierney Sutton Band, features Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws, Peter Erskine, Larry Goldings, and The Turtle Island Quartet.