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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The orchestra will be accompanied by vocalists Mykal Kilgore and Nova Payton, who will belt out classics from the likes of Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area over Labor Day weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 The night began with a 15-minute opening set by Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett, followed by a 75 minute set by the legendary, Grammy-winning vocalist. Martha Merrow, BostonGlobe.com, "Tony Bennett performs a private concert at Encore Boston Harbor Casino," 9 Aug. 2019 Along the way, it has been performed by countless vocalists, bands and classrooms of schoolchildren, and spun off millions in royalties for two of Berlin’s favorite organizations, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Nancy Coleman, New York Times, "The Rich and Complicated History of ‘God Bless America’," 3 July 2019 The schedule includes appearances by composer-vocalist Shelley Hirsch, Kevin Robinson’s KREation Ensemble, Paul Dresher and Joel David, the TransMission Duo with Beth Custer and Stephen Kent, and the Rova Saxophone Quartet. Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News, "Eclectic annual ‘Garden of Memory’ concert returns to Oakland’s Chapel of the Chimes," 18 June 2019 The Nico Sarbanes Trio, led by vocalist and trumpeter Nico Sarbanes, opened for the Calloway orchestra. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace swings to blues and jazz with inaugural weekend festival," 12 June 2019 The Symphony will be joined by six vocalists, a pianist, The Symphony Chorus of Oak Park & River Forest, City Voices, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, and two Concordia University Choirs. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "'We are a legitimate community orchestra': Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest earns honors," 17 Apr. 2018 Bass player and vocalist Benjamin Orr, who grew up in Lakewood and Parma, died in October 2000 of pancreatic cancer. Cliff Pinckard, oregonlive, "Ric Ocasek, lead singer of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band the Cars, dies at age 75, reports say," 16 Sep. 2019 The group also includes vocalist Monika Njava, and Joël Rabesolo, another guitar virtuoso, from the next generation of players. John Adamian, courant.com, "Our picks for seven of this week’s can’t-miss concerts in Connecticut," 16 Sep. 2019

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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) \

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: a person who sings : singer

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