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Sweet Georgia Brown

Sweet Georgia Brown was born in South Carolina, her talents surfaced at the age of three, when she displayed an interest in song and dance. During the summer months, Georgia was brought to New York City, where she was enrolled at the Victoria School of Music in Harlem, for Tap Dance and Vocal training. At nine years of age Georgia made her stage debut at Carnegie hall in the musical, "Alice in Wonderland", as a tap dancer. Her family relocated to New York City and Georgia began High School. During these years she sang at the weekly assembly and in the Chorus, representing her school in the All Star Chorus Competition, and winning.
Taught by the vocal coach, Margaret Haynes, Georgia developed her skills as a Jazz and Pop vocalist, leading to her winning the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Talent show. Now she was prepared for a professional career as a vocalist. Georgia began with Pop and Jazz tunes, but discovered she preferred to sing blues songs. Cast as a vocalist in the Broadway hit's "Eubie" and "Bubbling Brown Sugar", she was at the start of a successful career as a Blues vocalist. Starring in, "An Evening at the Cotton Club" as Bessie Smith, Georgia toured throughout Europe entertaining audiences with her high-energy performances of Jazz, Blues, and Gospel tunes! Georgia has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Fathead Newman, KoKo Taylor and Stanley Turrentine! As described in Ralph Coopers book, she is "The Last of the Red Hot Mama's"!

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