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I am preparing a program on self-accompanying jazz artists and am not sure if this is the precise forum to post this question.

Of course, there are jazz pianists who also sang, notably Nat King Cole. Of course, there is Nina Simone and Diana Krall. There are Slim and Slam.

I am not looking for blues, rock, or folk artists. There are tons and tons of them who accompany themselves.

I would appreciate other artists who sing and who also play an instrument.

Many thanks

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George Benson

John Pizzarelli

Shirley Horn

Fats Waller

Esperanza Spaulding

Marty Grosz

Ray Ellington

Ray Nance

Occasionally sang:

Milt Jackson

Jimmy Smith

Kenny Burrell

Jay McShann

Joey DeFrancesco

Occasionally accompanied themselves on piano:

Carmen McRae

Sarah Vaughan

Others who sang but could not accompany themselves because they played a wind instrument:

Louis Armstrong

Jack Teagarden

Louis Prima

Louis Jordan

Chet Baker

Valaida Snow

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and then...whoever else there is.

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Yes, yes, yes, of course, Shirley, and thanks, duaneiac, for that fantastic list. How about bassist Milt Hinton?

I'd love for others to add their suggestions!

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Will you take Mose Allison?

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Dave Frischberg

Blossom Dearie

Bob Dorough

Jay Leonhart

If Ray Charles can't be considered a jazz singer, then jazz ain't worth shit.

Bob Bruno

Grady Tate

Tiny Grimes

Sacha Diste

Johnny Amoroso

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I wanted to say Cecil Taylor, who I have heard vocalise while playing, but who I don't think is on record at least playing and reciting at the same time.

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Shirley Horn indeed!

And Roland Kirk, too!


I wanted to say Cecil Taylor, who I have heard vocalise while playing, but who I don't think is on record at least playing and reciting at the same time.

but Keith is ;)

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Melody Gardot
Madeleine Peyroux
Eva Cassidy
Carol Welsman
Eliane Elias
Kate Davis
Karrin Alyson
Scotty Wright

occasionaly:
Gretchen Parlato

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I like to add some (real) jazz artists:

Benny Bailey

Roy Eldridge

Oscar Peterson

Was Grady Tate mentioned?

And of course a lot of female singers who also play(ed) the piano...

Edited by Cyril

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Incredible list I am acquiring, friends. I can't thank you enough. I will have a fantastic program!!

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I wanted to say Cecil Taylor, who I have heard vocalise while playing, but who I don't think is on record at least playing and reciting at the same time.

Chinampas, his sound poetry record on Leo. He does play on that one, although not much piano.

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I wanted to say Cecil Taylor, who I have heard vocalise while playing, but who I don't think is on record at least playing and reciting at the same time.

Chinampas, his sound poetry record on Leo. He does play on that one, although not much piano.

Wonderful slice of sound poetry on that disc.

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Sidney Bechet's One-Man Band (April 18, 1941)

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Doc Cheatham
Benny Waters
Lou Donaldson
and Dizzy

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Les McCann

Clancy Hayes

Freddie Cole

Professor Longhair

Dr. John

Woody Herman

Lionel Hampton

Gerry Mulligan recorded 2 vocals that I know of

Tania Maria

Paolo Conte

Antonio C. Jobim

Joao Gilberto

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gPC0SA40lA

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