Barbara Morrison Death: Legendary Jazz Singer, Barbara Morrison has passed away. Barbara Morrison died on March 16, 2022 at the age of 72. Details regarding her cause of death is still unknown.
In 1986, Morrison toured with the Philip Morris Superband, completing a 14-city one-month tour of Canada, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines, playing with jazz organist Jimmy Smith.
Barbara was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and raised in Romulus, Michigan. She recorded her first appearance for radio in Detroit at the age of 10. In 1973 she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 23 and sang with Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson’s band. Between the mid-1970s and early 1990s, she recorded several albums with Johnny Otis.
Morrison toured with the Philip Morris Superband in 1986, completing a 14-city one-month tour of Canada, Australia, Japan, and the Philippines.
Announcing her passing, Allen Charmin’ Larman wrote, “RIP Barbara Morrison. A truly amazing person who was not only super talented, but also very courageous. Barbara was an important part of this city, who contributed to improving her community. She was someone who made all of our lives better. Barbara will be missed. I’d like to think she has been reunited with Johnny Otis and they’re performing somewhere tonight.”
Before her death, Barbara Morrison has worked with Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, David T. Walker, Jimmy Smith, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Keb’ Mo, Count Basie Orchestra, Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra and Doc Severinsen.
She has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Nice, Pori, Carnegie Hall, North Sea, Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House, Monterey, Long Beach, and in tributes to Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Golson. In 2011 Morrison began performing with Jack Hale, a guitarist, arranger, and bandleader.
More details about Barbara Morrison Obituary and Funeral arrangements are pending…