The Legendary 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.
The Legendary Sweet Georgia Brown is known as a real sassy lady. Brown is a blues singer, yes, but she's so much more. Taught by the vocal coach, Margaret Haynes Brown developed her skills as a jazz and pop vocalist, eventually enabling her to win the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Talent Show. The victory prepared her for a professional career as a vocalist. Cast as a vocalist in the Broadway hits Eubie and Bubbling Brown Sugar, she was at the start of a successful career as a blues vocalist. Starring as Bessie Smith in An Evening at the Cotton Club, she toured throughout Europe entertaining audiences with her high-energy performances of jazz, blues, and gospel tunes.
Once you experience Sweet Georgia Brown live, you will never forget it, simply because she is really entertaining and a lot of fun. She gets up close to her audience, and you may even end up on stage with her! Georgia's rich history includes performances with Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Fathead Newman, KoKo Taylor, and Stanley Turrentine. She is truly one of the last real Harlem diva blues queens.