vo·​cal·​ist | \ ˈvō-kə-list How to pronounce vocalist (audio) \

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hired a vocalist for their jazz band

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All three songs bring the drama in a way that play to White's undeniable strengths as a vocalist. Ed Masley, azcentral, "July local music picks for Phoenix: Jimmy Eat World, Authority Zero, Okilly Dokilly, more," 2 July 2019 But when the vocalist shrugged in response, Simon began to get annoyed. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'AGT' Fans Are Super Upset With Judge Simon Cowell After His Tense Stand-Off With Lamont Landers," 26 June 2019 Few of his other recordings as a vocalist sold outside of the Crescent City. Terence Mcardle, Washington Post, "Dave Bartholomew, musician and producer who guided Fats Domino’s career, dies at 100," 23 June 2019 The blues guitarist and vocalist Memphis Minnie recorded a tribute to her in 1940, telling the story of her life and cataloging the names of her famous songs. New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Ma Rainey, the ‘Mother of the Blues’," 12 June 2019 As a strong vocalist, highly skilled pianist, and emotional songwriter, Keys is an artist in every sense of the word. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Many Grammys Does Alicia Keys Have?," 10 Feb. 2019 Fantasia first talked about the collaboration between the three R&B vocalists during an Instagram Live interview back in April, according to Power 105.1. Paula Rogo, Essence, "Fantasia Hints At New Music With Brandy And Jazmine Sullivan," 16 June 2019 In a fascinating collaboration, three utterly distinctive Bay Area vocalists are joining forces to celebrate the album Thursday at Freight & Salvage. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "3 SF Bay Area singers celebrate classic Alison Krauss album," 3 June 2019 And while Brooks is masterful in each and every number, a show about divas could have employed at least one female vocalist. Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, "Tap Theatre’s fun diva spectacle needs rehearsal, and maybe a diva," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of vocalist

1790, in the meaning defined above

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vo·​cal·​ist | \ ˈvō-kə-list How to pronounce vocalist (audio) \

Kids Definition of vocalist

: a person who sings : singer

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