Famous Jazz Singers - List of Famous Jazz Singers

Jazz singers are musicians who compose and sing jazz music, a genre dating back to early 1800s. Jazz singers are often composers also and play instruments and compose songs and albums for the music lovers. A jazz singer is often associated with other forms of music like blues, reggae and ragtime. Jazz singers often form a band with other members playing instruments like guitar, piano etc. Jazz singers travel a lot of places across the globe to play for their fans. Like many other musicians Jazz singers offer their audiences a different world to unwind and let go. This genre of music has survived for a century now and is still as famous as ever. Jazz singers have now modernized their music and there are new forms like acid jazz which include modern elements like synthesizer, whereas Jazzcore is for heavy metal lovers and Punk jazz combines with punk rock music. However, the jazz music is still popular for its inherent charm and the singers are working hard to keep the tradition alive. From Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis, there have been eminent jazz singers around the world who have redefined the art time and again. To discover more about famous Jazz singers enter this space and read their biographies which include their life histories, interesting facts and trivia.

The Most Famous Jazz Singers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Janis JoplinJanuary 19, 1943AmericanJanis Joplin was an American singer-songwriter, also known as the ‘First Lady of Rock n Roll’
Tom WaitsDecember 7, 1949AmericanTom Waits is a singer cum actor known for his eccentric albums and songs
Stevie WonderMay 13, 1950AmericanStevie Wonder is an American musician, singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the most creative musical performers of the 20th century
Chet BakerDecember 23, 1929AmericanChet Baker was an American singer and jazz trumpeter
Cab CallowayDecember 25, 1907AmericanCab Calloway was a jazz singer and bandleader
Lena HorneJune 30, 1917AmericanLena Horne was a famous American actress and civil rights activist and is remembered for her roles in ‘The Duke Is Tops’ and ‘Cabin in the Sky’
K. D. LangNovember 2, 1961CanadianK
Pat MethenyAugust 12, 1954AmericanPat Metheny is an American jazz guitarist and composer best known as the founder of The Pat Metheny group
Jason MrazJune 23, 1977AmericanJason Mraz is an American singer-songwriter made famous by his album ‘Mr
Linda RonstadtJuly 15, 1946AmericanLinda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards
Chet Baker

Chet Baker

Chet Baker was an American singer and jazz trumpeter

AmericanDecember 23, 1929267 views

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was one of the most iconic American musical icons of the 20th century

AmericanFebruary 21, 1933217 views

Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway was a jazz singer and bandleader

AmericanDecember 25, 1907262 views

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack is an American singer and pianist

AmericanFebruary 10, 1937137 views

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer known as the ‘First Lady of Song.’

AmericanApril 25, 1917105 views

Aretha Franklin

Popularly known as ‘The Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin was an American singer and musician

AmericanMarch 25, 1942117 views

Paul Anka

Paul Albert Anka is one of the greatest Canadian American songwriters, singers and actors of his time

CanadianJuly 30, 1941168 views

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular singer and songwriter who has earned 11 Grammy Awards

AmericanJuly 15, 1946224 views

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith was a famous blues and jazz singer from America who is known for her songs like ‘Downhearted Blues’ and ‘The St

AmericanApril 15, 1894156 views