Jazz Musicians Who Sang

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Besides Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and many pianists like Shirley Horn, Matt Dennis and others who played and sang at clubs, a good number of jazz musicians could sing quite well. Here are eight:

Here's trombonist Jack Teagarden playing and singing It's All in Your Mind...



Here's pianist Oscar Peterson singing Orange Colored Sky...



Here's drummer Grady Tate singing Suicide Is Painless, the theme to M*A*S*H...



Here's trumpeter Kenny Dorham singing Angel Eyes...



And here's George Benson playing and singing Beyond the Sea...



Here's trumpeter Jack Sheldon singing and playing What Kind of Fool Am I in 1964...



Here's saxophonist James Moody singing and playing Moon River...



And here's Buddy Rich singing One for My Baby...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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