Artist Profiles

Artist Profiles - Vocalist Jean Carne

Jean Carne is a jazz and pop singer. Early in her career, her name was spelled as Jean Carn before she added an e under the advice of a numerologist. Carne is a vocalist credited with a five octave vocal range.Born Sarah Jean Perkins in Atlanta, Georgia on March 15, 1947, she received a scholarship after graduating in 1965, to attend Morris Brown College where she performed every genre from musical theater to grand opera. Carne planned on furthering her studies at Juilliard School of Music...
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