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Diane Schuur - 100% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dianne Joan Schuur, 10 December 1953, Tacoma, Washington, USA. Schuur, one of contemporary jazz’s most popular vocalists, was one of GRP Records bestselling artists during her long tenure with the label. Accidentally blinded at birth, she grew up in Auburn, taking to jazz with prodigious enthusiasm, learning Dinah Washington’s repertoire at the age of three and fou Read more

Renee Olstead - 92% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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Rebecca Reneé Olstead, 18 June 1989, Houston, Texas, USA. This US actress and singer surprised many critics when her second album, a self-titled collection of jazz and pop standards, shot to the top of the US jazz charts in 2004. Remarkably, Olstead had been in the entertainment business for almost a decade by the time the album was released shortly before her 14th bi Read more

Steve Tyrell - 87% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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USA. Raised in Houston, Texas, Tyrell’s professional life began when he was a teenager and he sang with R&B bands at numerous venues in the state. He moved on to work in the music industry for many years, first joining Scepter Records when he was aged 19. Among sessions on which he was active in production capacities are those resulting in Dionne Warwick’s hits Read more

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Jane Monheit - 86% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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3 November 1977, Long Island, New York, USA. Singing from very early childhood, Monheit avers that no other career entered her mind. Surrounded at home by musically minded relatives, she sang as a semi-professional while still attending high school, then from the age of 17 was educated formally at the Manhattan School of Music. Acknowledging the influence of Ella Fitzgerald, Read more

Diana Krall - 81% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1964, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Raised in a musical family Krall studied classical piano at school but played jazz style in her school band. Her first professional gig was at the age of 15 and she has not stopped since. She won a Vancouver Jazz Festival scholarship to Berklee College Of Music in the USA but later returned to her home town where she conti Read more

Dianne Reeves - 79% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
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Sophie Milman - 76% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Eliane Elias - 73% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 March 1960, São Paulo, Brazil. Before she reached the age of 21, Elias had attracted considerable attention, not only for her keyboard playing but also as a teacher of jazz music. In the early 80s she moved to New York, joined the Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker jazz rock group, Steps Ahead, with whom she remained until 1984, and thereafter recorded and toured ex Read more

Karrin Allyson - 70% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Great Bend, Kansas, USA. While still a small child, Allyson moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she studied classical piano. Later, living in the San Francisco Bay area, she worked in the theatre before returning to Nebraska to attend university where she majored in classical piano, graduating in 1987. It was around this time that Allyson’s musical horizons broadened and sh Read more

Laura Fygi - 68% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Vocals
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Patti LaBelle - 68% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Christian & Gospel Dance Disco Funk Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Louise Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The lead singer of LaBelle began her solo career in 1976 when her former group, who had originally begun recording in the early 60s as the Blue Belles, disbanded. Although her first releases showed promise, she was unable to regain the profile enjoyed by LaBelle and at the beginning of the 80s, Patti agreed Read more

Phyllis Hyman - 68% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Disco Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 July 1949, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 30 June 1995, New York, USA. A singer, actress and fashion model, Hyman was one of several acts nurtured by vocalist Norman Connors in the mid-70s. Hyman began singing professionally in 1971, appearing with R&B bands such as New Direction and All The People. Relocating to New York, she worked as a legal secretary during the Read more

Regina Belle - 68% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Christian & Gospel Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 July 1963, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. Belle first considered a career in the music business in her teenage years, after being inspired to sing by the gospel music greats Shirley Caesar and Inez Andrews. Both her mother and father were gospel singers and encouraged her to follow the same path - they were initially resistant to the idea that she should become involved in s Read more

Shirley Horn - 67% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1934, Washington, DC, USA, d. 20 October 2005, Cheverly, Maryland, USA. After studying piano formally, Horn continued her musical education at Howard University. She began leading her own group in the mid-50s, and in the early 60s recorded several sessions for Mercury Records, often in company with front-rank bop musicians. For some years Horn spent much of her time in Read more

Robin McKelle - 66% match to Natalie Cole

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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Robin McElhatten, 1976, Rochester, New York, USA. McKelle began singing at the age of five as a member of a church choir, then studied music formally at the University of Miami, and at Berklee College Of Music, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. Subsequently, she returned to Berklee as member of the faculty, teaching voice. In the early 00s, McKelle wo Read more


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