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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan - 100% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Blues Blues Disco Drama Easy Listening Music & Radio
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Sarah Lois Vaughan, 27 March 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although she was not born into an especially musical home environment (her father was a carpenter and her mother worked in a laundry), the young Sarah Vaughan had plenty of contact with music-making. As well as taking piano lessons for nearly 10 years, she sang in her c Read more

Billie Holiday - 93% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Blues Easy Listening Soundtracks R&B / Soul Blues Music Videos & Concerts Big Band & Swing Music & Radio Holiday & Seasonal
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Eleanor(a) Harris, 7 April 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 17 July 1959, New York City, New York, USA. ‘Lady Day’ taught herself to sing during her early teens in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was brought up until moving to New York in 1929. Factual inaccuracies and elements of myth and exaggeration have clouded the picture of her formative years despite Read more

Dinah Washington - 74% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Blues R&B / Soul Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Blues Dance Disco Easy Listening
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Ruth Lee Jones, 29 August 1924, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA, d. 14 December 1963, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Raised in Chicago, Dinah Washington first sang in church choirs for which she also played piano. She then worked in local clubs, where she was heard by Lionel Hampton, who promptly hired her. She was with Hampton from 1943-46, recording hits with ‘Evil Gal Blues’, Read more

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - 72% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz Big Band & Swing Drama Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Soundtracks Television Vocals Documentaries Blues Blues Easy Listening Music Theme
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4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer (a facet upon which some critics f Read more

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee - 70% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Television Drama Easy Listening Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Jazz Kids & Family Blues Blues Dance Documentaries War
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Norma Deloris Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, d. 21 January 2002, California, USA. Peggy Lee was of Scandinavian descent, her grandparents being Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. She endured a difficult childhood and her mother died when she was four; when her father remarried she experienced a decidedly unpleasant relationship with her stepmother. Her fa Read more

Nat "King" Cole

Nat "King" Cole - 68% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Jazz Action & Adventure Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word Television War
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Nathaniel Adams Coles, 17 March 1919 (although 1916 and 1917 have also been cited), Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 15 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA. Cole was born into a family that was both deeply religious and intensely musical. He learned to play piano at home when only four years old through his mother, Perlina Adams Coles, and, later, played organ at the ch Read more

Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day - 66% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Music & Radio Mystery / Thriller Blues
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Anita Belle Colton, 18 October 1919, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 November 2006, West Hollywood, California, USA. As Anita Colton, in her early teens she scraped a living as a professional Walkathon contestant (marathon dancer). During this period she changed her surname to O’Day. Along with other contestants she was encouraged to sing and during one Walkathon was acco Read more

Julie London

Julie London - 59% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Jazz Action & Adventure Westerns Holiday & Seasonal Drama Easy Listening Blues Mystery / Thriller Soundtracks Television War
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Julie Peck, 26 September 1926, Santa Rosa, California, USA, d. 18 October 2000, Encino, California, USA. Actress-singer London was inextricably linked to the sultry Arthur Hamilton song ‘Cry Me A River’, which gave the artist her sole million-seller in 1955. Her memorable performance of the song in the movie The Girl Can’t Help It, showcased a lachrymose deliv Read more

Carmen McRae - 58% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Jazz Vocals Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Television R&B / Soul Blues Children's Music Comedy Dance
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8 April 1920, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 November 1994, Beverly Hills, California, USA. One of the best American jazz singers, McRae was also an accomplished pianist and songwriter. Early in her career she sang with bands led by Benny Carter, Mercer Ellington, Charlie Barnet and Count Basie (sometimes under the name of Carmen Clarke, from her brief marriage to Kenny Read more

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra - 56% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Vocals Drama Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Comedy Vocals Mystery / Thriller War Television Jazz Action & Adventure Documentaries Soundtracks Westerns Music & Radio Movies & TV Country & Bluegrass Dance Vintage Hollywood Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Francis Albert Sinatra, 12 December 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 May 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. After working for a time in the office of a local newspaper, The Jersey Observer, Frank Sinatra decided to pursue a professional career as a singer. Already an admirer of Bing Crosby, he was impelled to pursue this course after attending a 1933 Crosby concert, an Read more

Nina Simone

Nina Simone - 54% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Easy Listening Drama Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Blues Disco Documentaries Vocals
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Eunice Kathleen Waymon, 21 February 1933, Tryon, North Carolina, USA, d. 21 April 2003, Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. An accomplished pianist as a child, Eunice Waymon made her public debut at the age of 10 in her native North Carolina. She later moved to Philadelphia and studied at New York’s Juilliard School Of Music but left in 1954 after struggling Read more

Blossom Dearie - 51% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Jazz Vocals Soundtracks
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28 April 1928, East Durham, New York, USA. A singer, pianist and songwriter, with a ‘wispy, little-girlish’ voice, Dearie is regarded as one of the great supper club singers. Her father was of Scottish and Irish descent; her mother emigrated from Oslo, Norway. Dearie is said to have been given her unusual first name after a neighbour brought peach blossoms to her h Read more

Diana Krall

Diana Krall - 47% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Vocals Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
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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

Oscar Peterson - 47% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Mystery / Thriller Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
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15 August 1925, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, d. 23 December 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with an attractive stage personality, this behemoth of mainstream jazz’s fluid technique was influenced by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and, later, George Shearing. After studying trumpet, illness redirected Peterson to the piano. His enthusiasm resulted in endless hours of p Read more

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux - 46% match to Ella Fitzgerald

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Documentaries
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1974, Athens, Georgia, USA. A precocious contemporary jazz singer, Madeleine Peyroux was first spotted singing in a Greenwich Village bar in New York, USA, by Atlantic Records Vice President of A&R, Yves Beauvais, in the early 90s. By the advent of her debut album in 1996, Peyroux had already spent much of her young life as a busker and club performer, working principall Read more

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