Five Beginner Jazz Songs for Singers

Five Enjoyable, Easy Jazz Songs to Sing When You’re Starting Out

If you’ve ever wondered what the best beginner songs for jazz singers are, well then today I’m sharing my top five easy jazz songs to sing when you’re just starting out.  I chose these songs to give you a variety of repertoire ranging from swing to ballads to blues and latin, I hope you’ll enjoy my recommendations and add them to your performance chart book.

You can download the lyrics for all of these songs for free by searching for them online and if you want the jazz chart, download the ‘Real Book’ or head to sheetmusic.com or similar.

Happy singing!

Nicola xx

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6 Dominant Arpeggio
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8 Major Pentatonic Scale
9 Minor Pentatonic Scale
10 Dorian Scale

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Here are five beginner jazz songs for singers:

 

1. AUTUMN LEAVES:

Eva Cassidy (gorgeous version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXBNl…

Nat King Cole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnp58…

2. BYE BYE BLACKBIRD:

Julie London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfANF…

Peggy Lee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVdz4…

 

3. NATURE BOY:

Aurora (very cool version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w-bQ…

Kurt Elling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8WxZ…

4. S’WONDERFUL

Joao Gilberto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxfPq…

Audrey Hepburn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVkQ4…

 

5. SUMMERTIME:

Ella Fitzgerald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2big…

Billie Holiday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8eLH…

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If you have any other beginner jazz songs you feel absolutely need to be on this list, let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more vids like this or click here to hear me sing ‘When I Fall In Love’.

Nicola xx

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