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The best female jazz singers in music history have a sound that's like no other. Their melodies and tones captivate us and keep us coming back for more. Many of the women on this list have been gone for decades, but their incomparable jazz vocals will live on forever. Vote for your favorite famous female jazz vocalists and vote down any artists you don't like. Also, if you have a favorite who isn't listed here, add her! You can also rerank this list of top female jazz vocalists any way you like, including all of them or just a few. Enjoy!How can any list of top female jazz vocalists not include the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan? Their unparalleled talents are indisputable. Once you get into the best female jazz singers' top 10, it's really hard to pick one over the other. Arguments can be made, of course, that Sarah Vaughan's versatility makes her the best. Some might say that no one can or will ever match Ella Fitzgerald's incredible tone (and certainly her scat abilities). Others would argue that Billie Holiday is not only the greatest female jazz singer in history, but one of the best female vocalists ever.Some of the best modern female jazz singers include the always wonderful Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, and certainly Esperanza Spalding and yes, even Norah Jones. Norah's sound is more of a jazzy fusion, but she makes the list. Defining a pure jazz singer isn't always easy: Like Norah, some of the women listed here are both jazz and blues. Either way, they're all fabulous, so vote!


My utter disdain with the current music world is that often times on independent music sites that list great artists and are trying desperately to bring audience awareness to more organic music is that these sites tend to only mention a handful of female vocalists. I'm sure there's a number of reasons for this, and perhaps since the entertainment industry is predominantly full of males, it may be much easier and accesible to find male bands, artists, and vocalists. After a great deal of research, female vocalists are not being mentioned because there isn't enough -- there's a plethora -- it's that whatever marketing schemes are happening is under representing the market. I think this gives a very slanted portrayal of women in music, and though there are admittedly several entertaining female performers on the top billboard lists, I think the audience needs help finding the real organic feminine voice in independent movements.I think this is important as informed music lovers as well as musicians. Though many musicians may not be canonized on the more popular media charts and award shows, addressing unique occurrences of female artists allows society to have a more realistic view of voice, and for those of us who are singers, we need to be listening to what's out there, to be able to replicate it in our voice (to grow as singers), and also to develop ears that really can differentiate between mediocre and excellent. The following is an attempt to bring more awareness to the impressiveness of the female voice. At the heart of all social awareness is the need for voice representation, so how fitting for us to actually literally take a plunge to analyze the feminine singing voice. I present to you now the top 49 female modern (as in recent, still somewhat in their career) artists that you should know. P.S. Some of the ladies this article will be much more mainstream than others, but offer something deep with their innovations that still deserve recognition.


A Mancunian with crystal vocals, Oniyama has a unique sound that is part Northern Soul, part country folk and springs from a mix of influences, including King Sunny Adé and Joni Mitchell. The songs about childhood from her debut album, 'Portrait', are uplifting and nostalgic and call to mind 1950s lounge singers.


When it comes to jazz, incredible female singers are not hard to find. Here, vocal instructor Molly R. lists some of the top popular jazz songs that are sure to get your foot tapping and your soul singing…


21. Claire Boucher aka Grimes Industry leader of electronic synth of the modern age, Claire Boucher has revolutionized and set a name for her voice.A mostly soprano-esque voice, she has a memorable haunting appeal. Most of her songs are a dreamscape of electronic rhythms, childlike background vocals (she's actually a lot older than I thought), and fast paced spiritedness. I think this woman is taking a whole new approach to innovation with her ethereal voice. Both "Oblivion" and "Genesis" set her on the stage to be a musician to watch and see how her career transforms. Is she a reincarnated pop artist of the 80s? What are some of these dark underlying themes in some of her tracks? Her music has mesmerized many a soul already. I feel as though she has only begun to showcase her abilities. "In April 2013, Grimes posted a written statement addressing her experience as a female musician in an industry rife with sexism and expressed disappointment that her feminist stance was often misinterpreted as anti-male." This statement expresses some of what she feels is wrong with the treatment with women in the music industry often being seen as to weak to handle certain aspects of the business, having their body talked about inappropriately, and other unfortunate misogynic thoughts. I find the statement to be more enlightening of the terrors women go through to provide music, and that she who is not trying to be a pop sex icon is deserving rather unfair treatment. Thankfully, someone is seeing that music female icons should not have to adhere to being only a sexualized form.


She has the vocal pipes of a gospel singer matched with classical training. When it comes to rhythm, she commands it. She has a great sense of authority, solo flare, and candor. I love when people are able to take their classical skills and trust them into an electronic universe. Her "The Road" is one of the best slow songs I have ever heard in my entire life. She adds depth to what she touches, and she can hold notes in such a pure way. The aesthetics of her voice are impressive, earthy, and comforting. She's like a guiding voice in the darkness, like a mixture of Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Eska coaches young singers and offers them advice on how to improve their vocal skills. Also, I love her fashion. In the below video, her hat screams of an old gospel church choir.


Mathangai is a British born, rap master, lyrical genius, rhythm powerhouse, and all around badass -- she is one of the most awesome, fresh personalities in music period. Clearly by being so original she is able to bring awareness to some of the most complicated issues in the world (particularly of the middle east), and she is down right crazy, not because of her fashion wardrobe as many mediocre singers have made their claim, but because this woman dares to do unthinkable actions that in the providence of liberation could get her killed, like in her Bad Girls music video that focalizes on the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia, a place where a woman can be killed for driving a car, Mathangi plays off the idea in one of the most impressive stunt videos ever, where she literally lays on her side on a car traveling with two wheels up in the air. She's a bona fide musician who continually pumps out some of the best hooks, like in "Paper Planes." Her attitude is honestly something I wish could project, but in my nerdy librarian ways, I could never match the sheer awesomeness of how she expresses her femininity.She is a linguistic master. Her tongue-tying songs find their root in catchy yet complex sequences. Her music always stands out because she's attempting to arrive at her sound in ways most women would find unappealing or not prim enough. Her femininity doesn't reflect masculinity taking over like in so many other projections of the self -- she's just badass feminine.


As a voice teacher, one of the genres I am consistently suggesting that students give a try is jazz singing. Why? A few reasons! One reason is that learning a jazz standard really helps you get stronger with your vocal phrasing. It’s also great for singers because it allows for more freedom in your musicianship: you can play more with tempo, try some scat, and so on.


43. Anna Ternheim Swedish singer with wonderful piano and string arrangements. Her voice has a lowness that makes for splendid woodwind like tones. She has worked with another of my favorite Swedish singers, Ane Brun. I'm beginning to think if there's any artists from Scandinavia that are making a scene it's a guarantee that they are worth giving listen. I haven't been disappointed yet. "When she was 10 years old she began playing the guitar, writing songs and performing. During a year abroad in Atlanta, Georgia Anna created her first band "Sova", playing at smaller festivals and local clubs. Back in Stockholm she continued her song writing and later in Switzerland where she was performing while studying French.

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