Famous Capricorn Jazz Singers

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Sade
(Frontwoman of the Soul Band Sade)
Sade
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Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian-British singer Helen Folasade Adu, or Sade Adu, often blends Afro-Cuban tunes with soul and smooth jazz in her music. The Grammy Award winner had initially studied fashion designing and been a model. The founder of the band Sade, she has released iconic tracks such as No Ordinary Love.

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Cab Calloway
(Singer)
Cab Calloway
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Birthdate: December 25, 1907
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: November 18, 1994

Jazz singer and dancer, Cab Calloway, was a famous vocalist of the swing era.  From the early 1930s to the late 1940s, he led a very popular band that included musicians like  Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham. A man of color, he became the first African-American musician to sell a million records from a single song.

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Sunny Ozell
(Singer-Songwriter)
Sunny Ozell
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Birthdate: December 23, 1978
Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, U.S.
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David Knopfler
(British Singer and Founder of the Popular Rock Band 'Dire Straits')
David Knopfler
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Birthdate: December 27, 1952
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

David Knopfler is a British singer and songwriter. He is credited with founding the popular rock band Dire Straits. David Knopfler embarked upon a solo career after leaving Dire Straits in the early 1980s. He then went on to release albums like Release, Behind the Lines, and Lips Against the Steel.

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Salvador Sobral
(Singer)
Salvador Sobral
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Birthdate: December 28, 1989
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
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Jack Jones
(Singer)
Jack Jones
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Birthdate: January 14, 1938
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Sophie Tucker
(American Comedian, Actress, Singer, and Radio Personality)
Sophie Tucker
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Birthdate: January 13, 1886
Birthplace: Tul'chyn, Ukraine
Died: February 9, 1966
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Olu Dara
(cornetist)
Olu Dara
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Birthdate: January 12, 1941
Birthplace: Natchez, Mississippi, USA
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Ruth Brown
(Singer-songwriter)
Ruth Brown
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Birthdate: January 12, 1928
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: November 17, 2006
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Thelma Carpenter
(Singer)
Thelma Carpenter
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Birthdate: January 15, 1922
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1997
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Kanda Bongo Man
(Musician)
Kanda Bongo Man
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Birthdate: January 1, 1955
Birthplace: Inongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Grady Tate
(Musician)
Grady Tate
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Birthdate: January 14, 1932
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 8, 2017
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Susannah McCorkle
(Singer)
Susannah McCorkle
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Birthdate: January 1, 1946
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: May 19, 2001
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China Moses
(Singer)
China Moses
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Birthdate: January 9, 1978
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Alain Mion
(Pianist)
Alain Mion
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Birthdate: January 14, 1947
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Andrzej Zaucha
(Singer)
Andrzej Zaucha
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Birthdate: January 12, 1949
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: October 10, 1991

As a teenager, Polish singer Andrzej Zaucha was a master in canoeing. Her later worked as a typesetter. Though never trained in music, he delivered hits such as Byłaś serca biciem. He was killed by French director Yves Goulais, who suspected him of having an affair with his wife.

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Anna Mjöll
(Icelandic Jazz Performer Who Gained Fame with the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest)
Anna Mjöll
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Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Born into a musical family, Icelandic jazz icon Anna Mjöll began playing the guitar at age 6 and wrote her first song at 8. She mastered the cello and piano pretty early too and went on to perform at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest. The Sorbonne alumna later moved to the US to perform.

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Ross Barbour
(Singer)
Ross Barbour
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Birthdate: December 31, 1928
Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana, United States
Died: August 20, 2011
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Christine Collister
(Singer-songwriter)
Christine Collister
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Birthdate: December 28, 1961
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man