Warren Vaughn was a jazz pianist and vocalist whose talent was evident even in his youth in Trenton. While he was still a student at the New Lincoln School, he was chosen to accompany Paul Robeson in concert. Vaughn became popular supper club performer in venues throughout the continental US and Puerto Rico. Here is an excerpt of a January 9, 1986 New York Times review of a performance:
Mr. Vaughn has a repertory that is dotted with excellence – songs that come as discoveries when he sings them, notably Murray Grand’s ”Not a Moment Too Soon” and ”Speak a Word of Love,” a song that Mr. Vaughn says he found while going through a pile of music and whose writers he does not remember.
The article compares Vaughn favorably to popular supper club entertainer Bobby Short and motes that he once studied with renowned pianist Teddy Wilson.