Carol Sloane was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1937. At the age of 14 she landed her first professional gig singing with Ed Drew's dance band. A subsequent two year stint with the Les and Larry Elgart Orchestra culminated in 1960 with her joining the famous Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross vocal trio, substituting for Annie Ross. It was her 1961 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival which led to her first recording, entitled Out of the Blue. The early sixties in New York provided Ms. Sloane the opportunity to listen and learn and to be seen and heard. Touring the nightclub circuit she shared the bill with such notables as Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, and others. She was a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "Tonight" show, performing with the band, then under the leadership of Skitch Henderson.
The artist profiles on these pages were excerpted from the Carnegie Hall Tribute program. We present them here in an effort to recognize the artists that keep the music of Lady Ella alive through their repertoire.
Ann Hampton Callaway
Harry "Sweets" Edison
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