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The Music Of Tierney Sutton

This week, we feature an interview with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Tierney Sutton.

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Jazz singer Tierney Sutton and her band, The Tierney Sutton Band, have been nominated for eight Grammy awards, including their 2016 album "The Sting Variations."

I have a special guest on the program this week, jazz singer and educator Tierney Sutton. Sutton and her band, The Tierney Sutton Band (Christian Jacob on piano, Kevin Axt on bass, Trey Henry also on bass, and Ray Brinker on drums), have been staples of the jazz scene for over two decades now, nominated for eight Grammy Awards for their interpretations of jazz standards, as well as the music of Bill Evans, Joni Mitchell, and Sting. On this episode, we’ll hear parts of an interview I had with Sutton recently, where we talked about her life and career as both a singer and jazz educator—she was recently appointed to Professor of Jazz Studies at the Indiana University Jacob School of Music. We also discuss some of her music, including her albums of the music of Joni Mitchell and Sting, and her recent collaboration with Clint Eastwood on his 2016 film Sully.

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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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