Jean Grayston, singer
Jean Grayston, who has died at 91, was a famed contralto singer who spent her summers performing in Scarborough and who married the violinist and bandleader Max Jaffa, remembered fondly for his leadership in the 1950s of radio’s Palm Court Orchestra.
She and he met at a concert in Portsmouth in 1956 at which they were both performing, and Ms Grayston would go on to summer seasons as a soloist, first in the musical King’s Rhapsody at the Open Air Theatre and then at the Scarborough Spa with her husband.
Sparks had flown between the two of them instantly, their daughter, Lisa Gershon, said.... read more
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