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Lydia Gray

Lydia Gray sings American and Brazilian Jazz standards with a skill full of refinement and warmth which reveals a glimpse her distinguished entertainment lineage. Born in New York City to fifties singer, Betty Johnson (early Tonight show fame), she graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA from the Meadows School of the Arts professional training program. She is also the granddaughter of the founders of the celebrated Johnson Family Singers of Charlotte, NC as well as sister to the well known Spanish big band singer, Elisabeth Gray.
Ms. Gray made her Professional Solo debut in NYC at Danny's Skylight Room in June 1995. As a result of this show, Ms. Gray was nominated for a 1996 MAC awards for Female New York debut. She went on to delight audiences at the famous Algonquin's Oak Room and the Cafe Pierre in New York, as well as many other venues throughout the United States and the Caribbean.
Ms. Gray now joins guitarist Ed Eastridge in a style that gracefully blends a modern sound into classic popular standards. She currently lives in New Hampshire with her family and performs throughout New England with Mr. Eastridge. Ms. Gray has also performed with the new world Jazz/Brazilian pop band " Tambor " which debuted at the Vermont Jazz festival in 2004.
As well as being featured on several of her mother's recordings, Ms. Gray is thrilled to have 3 critically acclaimed solo releases, Brazilian Breezes...mostly Jobim , IN MY EYES and Summer Samba.