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Artist Profiles - Vocalist Etta Jones

Etta Jones, born in Aiken, South Carolina in November 25, 1928, was a jazz vocalist whose best-known recordings were "Don't Go To Strangers" and "Save Your Love For Me."  Jones variously worked with Buddy Johnson, Oliver Nelson, Earl Hines, Barney Bigard, Kenny Burrell, Milt Jackson, Cedar Walton, and the saxophonist Houston Person. Etta Jones is likely to be remembered above all for her recordings on the Prestige label, her close professional relationship with Person helped ensure that the last two decades of her life would be marked by uncommon productivity, as evidenced by a string of albums for Muse Records. In 1997 she recorded "The Melody Lingers On," the first of five sessions for the HighNote label.

Etta Jones died in Mount Vernon, New York in 2001.