Female Jazz Singers

Throughout history, there have been many women jazz singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female jazz singers such as Janis Joplin, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Joss Stone.The women jazz singers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Janis Joplin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: October 4, 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

 2 Diana Ross

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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

With several prestigious honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, under her belt, Diana Ross is one of the most popular and influential singers of all time. In 1976, Billboard named her the Female Entertainer of the Century. She has influenced popular artists like Madonna, Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson.

 3 Linda Ronstadt

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

One of the world's best-selling music artists ever, Linda Ronstadt has sold over 100 million records worldwide. She performed in diverse genres, including Latin, light opera, rock, and country. She is also one of the most decorated female music artists of all time, having won prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

 4 Nina Simone

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: April 21, 2003

Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Nina Simone was a pioneering recording artist whose career was characterized by improvisational genius and fits of outrage. Nina continues to be an important musician and has influenced several artists like Elton John, Adele, David Bowie, Madonna, and Aretha Franklin. She was also a civil rights activist.

 5 Aretha Franklin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 2018

Widely regarded as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a singer-songwriter, actress, and civil rights activist. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Aretha was ranked number one on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2010. Having sold over 75 million records, she is also one of the best-selling musicians ever.

 6 Eartha Kitt

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 25, 2008

 7 Paloma Faith

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 8 Ella Fitzgerald

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 15, 1996

 9 Linda Purl

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 10 Lena Horne

Lena Horne
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 30, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 9, 2010

 11 Joss Stone

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Famous As: Soul Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 12 Macy Gray

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 13 Peggy Lee

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 21, 2002

 14 Diana Krall

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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: November 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

 15 Bessie Smith

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 26, 1937

 16 Gwen Verdon

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: October 18, 2000

 17 Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack
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Famous As: Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: February 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 18 Della Reese

Della Reese
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: July 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 19, 2017

 19 Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 9, 1973

 20 Rickie Lee Jones

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 21 Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: April 8, 1997

 22 Deana Martin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 23 Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 14, 1963

 24 Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: June 30, 1995

 25 Sylvia Syms

Sylvia Syms
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 2, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 10, 1992

 26 Polly Bergen

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 20, 2014

 27 Sarah Vaughan

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: April 3, 1990

 28 Valarie Pettiford

Valarie Pettiford
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Leslie Uggams

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 30 Phoebe Snow

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 26, 2011

 31 Kate Smith

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 17, 1986

 32 Meshell Ndegeocello

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, American

 33 June Pointer

June Pointer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 11, 2006

 34 Renee Olstead

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 35 Jo Stafford

Jo Stafford
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: July 16, 2008

 36 Sophie Tucker

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Ukrainian, American, Russian
Died: February 9, 1966

 37 Blossom Dearie

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Famous As: Jazz musician
Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 7, 2009

 38 Ruth Brown

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: November 17, 2006

 39 Abbey Lincoln

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Civil Rights Activist
Birthdate: August 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 14, 2010

 40 Hazel Scott

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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Trinidadian, American
Died: October 2, 1981

 41 Sade Adu

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nigerian, British

 42 Teresa Brewer

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: October 17, 2007

 43 Carmen McRae

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Famous As: Pianist, Actor, Jazz musician, Singer
Birthdate: April 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 10, 1994

 44 Stacey Kent

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Famous As: Jazz musician, Singer, Radio personality
Birthdate: March 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 45 Betty Carter

Betty Carter
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 26, 1998

 46 Dolores Gray

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 26, 2002

 47 Mildred Bailey

Mildred Bailey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: December 12, 1951

 48 Ella Mae Morse

Ella Mae Morse
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: October 16, 1999

 49 Thelma Carpenter

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 14, 1997

 50 Celeste

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British, American