What are some more artists like Ella Fitzgerald?
Love that type of music, although it's quite hard to find more like it. Any suggestions? Thanks.
- zynjenLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Dee Dee Bridgewater
- 9 years ago
I used to run The Ella Fitzgerald Music Appreciation Society and members were divided into two types. There were those that preferred her jazz singing which included a lot of improvising (scat singing) and there were those who never liked that but preferred her more straightforward renditions where she stuck mainly to the melodies. Some singers stick to one or the other style, others are like Ella and do both.
Singers similar to Ella that I like include Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Shirley Horn, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Teddi King, Maxine Daniels, Maxine Sullivan, Marlene VerPlanck, Margaret Whiting, Nancy Wilson, Joyce Breach, Chris Connor, Anita Ellis, Cleo Laine, Annie Ross who all sing the American Songbook like Ella. Linda Ronstadt also sings the same songs on three of her albums. The person that impresses me most since Ella is Clare Teale who sings both standards and modern songs and has won best jazz singer of the year twice here in the UK. She also writes some good songs.
Why don't you try out these singers on YouTube? YouTube also make their own suggestions depending on which singers or songs you have picked. If you input Ella in YouTube, they will suggest other singers for you.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Billy Holiday was another famous female jazz singer from that era. Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, John Coltrane, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillispie, Henry Mancini, and Charles Mingus were all very talented, very famous jazz musicians of that style. Some where more bluesy, some earlier jazz and some later jazz, but if you like Ella, you'll most likely love every last one of them.
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- DonnaLv 44 years ago
Madeleine Peyroux is very Billie-like. No one can do Ella like Ella, but Cleo Laine comes pretty close.
- michinoku2001Lv 79 years ago
- STAN VLv 69 years ago
Try Nina Simone.Source(s): Collection.
- pianojazz manLv 69 years ago