vo·cal·ist | \ˈvō-kə-list \

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Examples of vocalist in a Sentence

hired a vocalist for their jazz band

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Dressed in a variety of pastel shades, the band took the no-frills route for their performance, opting for no elaborate costumes or staging, just pure soaring guitar leads and vocalist Sameer Gadhi's sweltering falsetto. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Young the Giant Perform Expansive New Song, 'Simplify' Live on 'The Late Show': Watch," 13 July 2018 Virginia enjoyed music and was an ac-complished pianist and vocalist. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Virginia L. Coppola," 12 July 2018 Neither obstacle prevented the bassist, guitarist and vocalist from quickly finding a new musical outlet: Body/Head, a guitar duo with her fellow experimental noise rocker Bill Nace. New York Times, "14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 The series features renowned jazz musicians and vocalists performing free concerts from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 10 at the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, which opened last year and features a stage, seating and outdoor cafe. Susan Gill Vardon, latimes.com, "Segerstrom Center for the Arts offers outdoor summertime jazz concerts," 3 July 2018 In April of last year, the all-star trio of pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding performed at Scullers. Bill Beuttler, BostonGlobe.com, "A lot of love in the air as the TEN Trio grooves at Scullers," 1 July 2018 Unrivalled in their blend of American soul, blues, rock and country, the 12-member Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, offers a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Cincinnati.com, "Win Tickets to the Tedeschi Trucks Band," 27 June 2018 The internet will be abuzz about the song selections and solo choices made by the band led by the Australian guitarist and vocalist. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts June 7-13: Dierks Bentley, David Byrne, Yes, Ledisi, John Butler Trio," 5 June 2018 His father is composer, pianist and vocalist Terry Riley, renowned for his minimalist approach to Western classical music. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Top weekend events: Cinco de Mayo, 'Beyond Bollywood,' San Diego Opera," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of vocalist

1826, in the meaning defined above

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vo·cal·ist | \ˈvō-kə-list \

Kids Definition of vocalist

: a person who sings : singer

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