Best Female Jazz Singers

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

The Top Ten

1 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.

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

2 Sarah Vaughan

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

3 Nina Simone Nina Simone Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

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

4 Peggy Lee Peggy Lee Peggy Lee was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades.

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

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5 Madeleine Peyroux
6 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.

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.

7 Shirley Horn

Beautiful voice and wow! What a pianist! - Britgirl

8 Etta James Etta James Etta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.

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

She's also a pretty good Blues singer too. - Britgirl

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

9 Diana 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!

10 Rosemary Clooney

The Contenders

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