Best Female Jazz Singers

To Anonymous: Hope I've included your favourite's here.

The Top TenXW

1Ella Fitzgerald

There is no way I could let 'The First Lady Of Song' be anywhere but #1 Just exquisite. - Britgirl

2Sarah Vaughan

Just so soulful. And honest. I totally believe that she believes in the beautiful songs she sings. - Britgirl

3Nina Simone

She is One of the best. She is able to give every Song her own touch. And that is often better than the original.

4Madeleine Peyroux
5Peggy Lee

Who can forget the enchanting, 'There'll Be Another Spring' and 'Fever'? Not I, Sir. Not I... - Britgirl

BritGirl, you have certainly included my favourite ones. Ella should be first, of course, she is godly. What a singer! I'm also very fond of Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Nina Simone, Madeleine Peyroux and Rosemary Clooney. Amazing, all of them. Anyway, all the ladies you put in your list are aces! Would you mind if I added Diana Krall among them? I will...scold me if you disagree. Thanks for making this! I wrote in your Best Male Jazz Singers List, that you are graciously sensitive, but my comment was deleted and I have no idea why or how. Never change! You seem a very nice person. Have a pleasant day!

Hello anonymous. Fancy meeting you here! So pleased you like our list. No, I certainly won't scold you for adding Diana Krall - although I must admit that I haven't had the pleasure of hearing her voice - but if you added it then she must be divine! I did actually see your lovely comment on my other list. My comment beside Frankie's name was also deleted but I'm going to put it back on, so look out for it, won't you? I hope you never change either, you seem such a calm and gentle soul. I wish you a very pleasant day too...x - Britgirl

6Billie Holiday

Always and forever will be number 1 in my opinion... One of the most amazing, charismatic singers of all time.

She must be at the very least number 2.

7Shirley Horn

Beautiful voice and wow! What a pianist! - Britgirl

8Etta James

I LOVE HER! I'm into modern pop music mostly, but her voice draws me into that older soul vibe stuff. LOVE IT!

My favourite song of Etta's is 'At Last' - Britgirl

9Diana Krall

A vote for you Cookie. If you added her she must be fine. Will get around to listening to something from her sometime. - Britgirl

You encouraged me so I voted her too...not my fault! Hehehe! I'm thinking of making a list with the most beautiful songs that Diana has sung. When you feel like listening to her, you can take a look at it. I'm making it now, yes I decided it!

10Rosemary Clooney

The Contenders

11Nancy Wilson
12Blossom Dearie
13Jane Monheit
14Dianne Reeves
15Cassandra Wilson
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