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Jimmy Rushing

After studying music, Jimmy Rushing became a full-time professional singer in 1923. In the mid-20s, he joined Bennie Moten, and, by 1935, was a core member of the Count Basie band. He remained with Basie until 1948, then worked as a solo, and sometimes led a small band himself. During these later years, he regularly worked with leading jazz artists such as Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, and Basie himself. Rushing’s tenor voice has a slightly nasal quality that carried comfortably over the sound of… Show more

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