Famous Cancer Jazz Singers

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Della Reese
(Known for Her 1959 Hit Single 'Don't You Know?' and Her Role in the TV Series 'Touched by an Angel')
Della Reese
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Birthdate: July 6, 1931
Birthplace: Black Bottom, Detroit, United States
Died: November 19, 2017
Jazz and gospel singer and actor Della Reese, who was also an ordained minister, gained fame with tracks such as Don't You Know? and Some of her best-known films were Harlem Nights and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. She played Tess in the series Touched by an Angel
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Robert Davi
(Actor and Singer)
Robert Davi
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Birthdate: June 26, 1951
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Robert Davi is best known as Jake Fratelli from The Goonies, Johnson from Die Hard, and Franz Sanchez from Licence to Kill. He also appeared as Bailey Malone in the series Profiler. A trained classical singer, he has released a Billboard-charting jazz album. He has also been a radio host.
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Rubén Blades
(Panamanian Musician & Singer Who Mainly Performs in 'Salsa' and 'Latin Jazz' Genres)
Rubén Blades
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Birthdate: July 16, 1948
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

With 10 Grammy Awards, Panamanian musician, singer, and composer Rubén Blades didn’t just soar to international fame but also redefined the Latin jazz and salsa genres. A qualified lawyer from Harvard, he came to be known as the Latin Bruce Springsteen for his music that mirrored social issues.

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Phyllis Hyman
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Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 30, 1995
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Imelda May
(Singer Known for Her Musical Style of Rockabilly Revival)
Imelda May
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Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer Imelda May, who has released chart-topping albums such as Love Tattoo, is also a talented multi-instrumentalist, well-versed in a wide range of instruments such as the guitar, the bodhrán, the tambourine. She also became a published poet with her volume A Lick and a Promise.

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Al Di Meola
(Guitarist)
Al Di Meola
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Birthdate: July 22, 1954
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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Valarie Pettiford
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Birthdate: July 8, 1960
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
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Phoebe Snow
(Singer-songwriter)
Phoebe Snow
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Birthdate: July 17, 1950
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: April 26, 2011
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Billy Eckstine
(Musician)
Billy Eckstine
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Birthdate: July 8, 1914
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 8, 1993
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Victoria Abril
(Spanish Film Actress and Singer Known for Her Performance in the Film ‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!')
Victoria Abril
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Birthdate: July 4, 1959
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Victoria Abril is a Spanish singer and actress. International audiences mainly recognize her for her role in the film ¡Átame! She began her career in the mid-1970s and found fame almost immediately. In the ensuing years, she appeared in films in Italy, France, and Iceland as well. She made her debut as a singer with a Bossanova-jazz album in 2005.

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Jimmy Scott
(Vocalist)
Jimmy Scott
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Birthdate: July 17, 1925
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died: June 12, 2014
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Kay Starr
(Singer)
Kay Starr
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Birthdate: July 21, 1922
Birthplace: Dougherty, Oklahoma, United States
Died: November 3, 2016
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Teddy Afro
(Singer)
Teddy Afro
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Birthdate: July 14, 1976
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Franco Luambo
(Musician)
Franco Luambo
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Birthdate: July 6, 1938
Birthplace: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: October 12, 1989
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Louis
(Serbian Singer)
Louis
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Birthdate: June 25, 1952
Birthplace: Leskovac, Serbia
Died: July 31, 2011

Louis was a Serbian singer best remembered for his unique musical style. In 2006, he came close to representing Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest when he almost won the Beovizija fest alongside Serbian band Flamingosi.

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Broery
(Singer)
Broery
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Birthdate: June 25, 1948
Birthplace: Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Died: April 7, 2000
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Radka Toneff
(Singer)
Radka Toneff
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Birthdate: June 25, 1952
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: October 21, 1982
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Achinoam Nini
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Birthdate: June 23, 1969
Birthplace: Bat Yam, Israel
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Maria João
(Jazz singer known for her vocal flexibility and improvisational skills)
Maria João
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Birthdate: June 27, 1956
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
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Wambali Mkandawire
(Jazz Singer)
Wambali Mkandawire
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Birthdate: July 10, 1952
Birthplace: Democratic Republic of Congo
Died: January 31, 2021
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Igo
(Singer)
Igo
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Birthdate: June 29, 1962
Birthplace: Liepāja, Latvia