Sting - born Gordon Sumner, was co-founder, bassist, and lead singer for London pop reggae trio, the Police. After 5 albums, and becoming the most popular band in the world, they split in 1983. With a very recognizable voice, he was able to sustain considerable popularity as a vibrant solo artist while mixing elements of jazz and world music rhythms into his sound.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana c. 1920s He was another popular musician. He played mostly jazz music. (The most popular genre of the 1920s.)
Dinah Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues"