Mark Murphy

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Mark Murphy
Mark Murphy (1975).jpg
Mark Murphy (1975)
Background information
Birth nameMark Murphy
Born(1932-03-14)March 14, 1932
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
OriginFulton, New York, United States
DiedOctober 22, 2015(2015-10-22) (aged 83)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresSwing, Jazz
OccupationsSinger
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsJack Teagarden, Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan

Mark Murphy (March 14, 1932 – October 22, 2015) was an American jazz singer. He was born in Syracuse, New York, but spent most of his life in New Jersey.

He was won the 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 Down Beat magazine readers jazz poll for Best Male Vocalist of the Year. During his career, he had six Grammy award nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Performance. He was also known for his original lyrics to the jazz classics "Stolen Moments" and "Red Clay".

Murphy died on October 22, 2015 in Englewood, New Jersey, aged 83.[1]

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