Esperanza Spalding is a jazz singer and bassist. She has 7 albums from 2001-2008.
Erykah Badu sings soul, R&B, hip hop and jazz. Her given name is Erica Abi Wright.
Diane Schuur (“Deedles) sings jazz, blues & pop music. She has a couple of Grammys to her name.
Dianne Reeves is one of the most important contemporary jazz singer today. She has 4 Grammys from 2001-2006.
Dee Dee Bridgewater has been in the music industry since 1966. She sings jazz, R&B & hip hop music.
David Sanborn is the most successful sax player since the 80s. While you may hear him on smooth jazz his favorite genres are jazz, instrumental pop, and R&B.