1000 jazz standards listed; top ten = body and soul, all the things you are, summertime, 'round midnight, i can't get started (without you), my funny valentine, lover man (oh, where can you be?), what is this thing called love?, yesterdays, stella by starlight
"Fats" Waller [1904, New York City, NY - 1943, Kansas City, KS] Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano.
Billie Holiday | Legends of Jazz Billie Holiday (nicknamed Lady Day) was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became…
Undeniably gifted and extraordinarily talented, Billie Holiday was one of the most important singers of the Twentieth Century. She sang and co-write songs that have become no less than jazz standards, like "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit." She's inspired singers across genres and generations with her innovative, fully original vocals