Best Female Jazz Singers


July 25, 2015 - To Anonymous: Hope I've included your favourite's here. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

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


2Sarah Vaughan
Just so soulful. And honest. I totally believe that she believes in the beautiful songs she sings.


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, 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


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!


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'


9Diana Krall
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!

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


10Rosemary Clooney

The Contenders

11Nancy Wilson

12Blossom Dearie

13Jane Monheit

14Dianne Reeves

15Cassandra Wilson

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