Claire Austin

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A vocalist who mixed classic blues elements with traditional jazz. She studied piano in Tacoma, then played in night clubs throughout the Northwest. During the mid-'40s, Austin sang in the Midwest. She…
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A vocalist who mixed classic blues elements with traditional jazz. She studied piano in Tacoma, then played in night clubs throughout the Northwest. During the mid-'40s, Austin sang in the Midwest. She recorded with Turk Murphy in the early and mid-'50s, and led an all-star group in 1955 and 1956. Austin recorded again for the GHB label in 1966.