Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch

Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch
英文名: Donna Lynn


Tulivu-Donna Lynn Cumberbatch, daughter of Harold Cumberbatch (a baritone saxophone player), is a jazz singer[1] from Brooklyn, and has been compared to Bessie Smith, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Gloria Lynn, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and Aretha Franklin in terms of her singing ability.[citation needed]

Her African name "Tulivu" translates from Swahili loosely to "beautiful," and her English name, "Donna Lynn" is derived from "Donna Lee," the jazz piece made popular by Charlie Parker.

She gained additional recognition for work with composer Yoko Kanno on songs for her solo album Song to Fly, and her Cowboy Bebop soundtracks. Cumberbatch also recorded with another acclaimed composer, Yuki Kajiura, doing a jazz rendition of the Noir song Lullaby for Kajiura's solo album Fiction. (This is the third time that Kajiura's composition Lullaby has been recorded: the first time by Yuriko Kaida, and the second time by seiyuu TARAKO.)