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American singer and jazz pianist. Wikipedia

  • Ella Fitzgerald

    American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. Noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Wikipedia

  • Fats Waller

    American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer. His innovations in the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano. Wikipedia

  • Ray Charles

    American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray." Wikipedia

  • Sammy Davis Jr.

    American singer, dancer, actor, vaudevillian and comedian whom critic Randy Blaser called "the greatest entertainer ever to grace a stage in these United States." At age three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally, and his film career began in 1933. Wikipedia

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    American singer, songwriter, and actor. American composer and author Alec Wilder described Carmichael as the "most talented, inventive, sophisticated and jazz-oriented of all the great craftsmen" of pop songs in the first half of the 20th century. Wikipedia

  • Cab Calloway

    American jazz singer, dancer, bandleader and actor. Associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer and became a popular vocalist of the swing era. Wikipedia

  • Frank Sinatra

    American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. One of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150million records worldwide. Wikipedia

  • Frank Zappa

    American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, film-maker, and bandleader. Characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. Wikipedia

  • Lenny Kravitz

    American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. His style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads. Wikipedia

  • Miles Davis

    American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Wikipedia

  • Josh Groban

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  • Jeri Southern

    American jazz singer and pianist. The granddaughter of a German pig farmer who came to the United States in 1879. Wikipedia

  • Tony Bennett

    American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. Also a painter, having created works under his birth name that are on permanent public display in several institutions. Wikipedia

  • Ellis Hall (musician)

    American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor and composer. Described as "The Ambassador of Soul" by conductor, Jeff Tyzik. Wikipedia

  • Billie Holiday

    American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years. Innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Wikipedia

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  • R. Kelly

    American singer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and subject of numerous sexual abuse allegations. He has been credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as "the King of R&B", "the King of Pop-Soul", and the "Pied Piper of R&B". Wikipedia

  • James Ingram

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  • Bruce Hornsby

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  • Michael Feinstein

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  • Toni Braxton

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  • Aretha Franklin

    American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Minister. Wikipedia

  • Freddy Cole

    American jazz singer and pianist whose recording career spanned almost 70 years. The brother of musicians Nat King Cole, Eddie Cole, and Ike Cole, father of Lionel Cole, and uncle of Natalie Cole and Carole Cole. Wikipedia

  • Linda Ronstadt

    Retired American singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, and Latin. Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award. Wikipedia

  • Elton John

    English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Wikipedia

  • Bobby Darin

    American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, impressionist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. Wikipedia

  • Adelaide Hall

    American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Wikipedia

  • Jerry Lewis

    American comedian, actor, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian, who appeared in over sixty films and other media, from the Martin & Lewis partnership with singer Dean Martin to on his own as a soloist. In addition to his work behind the scenes as director, producer and screenwriter, Lewis helped develop and popularize "video assist", the closed-circuit apparatus enabling film directors to see what had been shot without waiting for developed film footage. Wikipedia

  • Sam Cooke

    American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Commonly referred to as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals, notable contributions to the genre and high significance in popular music. Wikipedia

  • Chaka Khan

    American musician, singer and songwriter. Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Wikipedia

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