Marjorie Stedeford

Head and shoulders portrait of Marjorie Stedeford.
Marjorie Stedeford
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Marjorie Stedeford was a jazz singer who was known for her deep voice. She was born in Melbourne in 1909 and started her musical career there in the late 1920s. By the 1930s she was performing with bands such as Cecil Fraser’s Melbourne ABC band and Benny Featherstone’s orchestra, the Rex Cabaret.

From 1935 to 1937, Stedeford was in London in what turned out to be an incredibly fruitful part of her career. She recorded with artists such as The Six Swingers, Mario Lorenzi and His Rhythmics, and Carroll Gibbons and his Boy Friends. She returned to Australia and continued performing until her death in 1959.