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Denise Jannah

Denise Jannah, real name: Denise Johanna Zeefuik (7 November 1956) - Dutch Suriname-born jazz vocalist, first Dutch jazz soloist to be signed by the Blue Note recording label.

She was born in Paramaribo. She is a honey-voiced jazz singer, with inventive phrasing and impeccable diction, who ranks alongside the late, great ladies of jazz such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae.

She lives and records in the Netherlands, where she is established as one of the country's top jazz singers, and has twice won the Edison Award (a Dutch equivalent of a Grammy).

She has several CDs to her credit. She has appeared at major jazz festivals throughout the world, and has performed at many prestigious functions, including special performances for President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and Queen Beatrix.

Among her recent performances, she sung at a special concert at Cranleigh Arts Centre, Cranleigh, Surrey, UK on 3 March 2007, accompanied by Amina Figarova.

Denise Jannah has also been accompanied by the pianist Erik van der Luijt.

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