Born in Memphis, Tenn, Rosalyn McClore is one of the most talented jazz pianists, singers and songwriters on the east coast. Inspired by Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Thelonious Monk and Fats Waller, Rosalyn studied with the worlds leading jazz pianists. With tutors like the late Phineas Newborne Jr., she absorbed with acute attention to detail the styling’s of jazz piano and vocal interpretation while refining her own vision and conceptual vocabulary for the music. She emerged, through careful study and focus, her own unique style and presentation of the music of jazz.
Rosalyn McClore studied at Memphis State University where she was a jazz piano major. After completing studies at the University, she continued private study with Phineas Newborne Jr., Mulgrew Miller, the late James Williams and Donald Brown-Producer and Former Director of Jazz studies at University of Knoxville.
In 2021, Rosalyn released her debut CD entitled "The Pretty Painted Ladies of Wellington Street" to a worldwide audience.
Rosalyn has been described as “an unfound treasure” when it comes to live performance. She brings a level of entertainment rare in musical settings and makes her live performances a “must see” event. Future projects include development of a Broadway production of the Life and Works of Nina Simone, and continuing to introduce and educate younger musicians to the genre in order to keep music of jazz, blues, and jazz studies alive and well around the world.
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