Charles DeForest

Charles DeForest

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Charles DeForest was a fixture on New York's cabaret scene for more than four decades. A former featured vocalist for Benny Goodman, he performed in New York piano bars until a few weeks before succumbing to cancer in July 1996, ending his career with a three-year-long residency at Danny's Grand Sea Palace. DeForest made his greatest mark as a songwriter, penning tunes that were recorded by Tony Bennett, George Shearing, Chris Connor, and Marian McPartland. His final album, Ch... Read more

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