Helen Merrill

Helen Merrill

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Helen Merrill (born Jelena Ana Milcetic on July 21, 1930 in New York City) is an internationally known jazz vocalist. Merrill's recording career has spanned six decades and she is popular with fans of jazz in Japan and Italy (where she lived for many years) as well as in her native United States. She has recorded and performed with some of the most notable figures in the American jazz scene.Merrill was born in 1930 to Croatian immigrant parents. She began singing in jazz clubs in the Bronx at the age of fourteen. By the time she was sixteen, Merrill had taken up music full time. In 1952, Merrill made her recording debut when she was asked to sing "A Cigarette For Company" with the Earl Hines Band; the song was released on their Xanadu album. Etta Jones made her debut on the same album. At this time she was married to musician Aaron Sachs. They divorced in 1956.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134988987
  • 9786134988988