Grady Tate, Jazz Drummer Turned Vocalist, Dies at 85

Grady Bernard Tate (January 14, 1932 – October 8, 2017) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer with a distinctive baritone voice. In addition to his work as sideman, Tate released many albums as leader and vocalist, and lent his voice to a number of songs in the animated Schoolhouse Rock! series.

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Barbara Carroll, Pioneering Jazz Pianist and Singer, Dies at 92



For seven decades a beloved fixture of Manhattan night life, Ms. Carroll was a devotee of the American songbook who never forsook her jazz roots. NYTimes Obit By STEPHEN HOLDEN

 Barbara Carroll (born Barbara Carole Coppersmith; January 25, 1925 – February 12, 2017) was an American jazz pianist. WIKIPEDIA

 VIDEO: Legendary jazz pianist Barbara Carroll at the Algonquin Hotel, May 25, 2008. With bassist Jay Leonhart, she performs her signature closing song, "Old Friends" by Stephen Sondheim.