Bands/Musicians Verve Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Verve Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Verve Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Verve Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Verve Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Verve Records.

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Abbey Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Anna Marie Wooldridge, known by her stage name Abbey Lincoln, was an American jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions. She was a civil rights ...more

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Kim Hoorweg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Kim Hoorweg Traditional pop music, Jazz Kim Hoorweg is a Dutch singer/songwriter.

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Adam Cruz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Adam Cruz is an American jazz drummer from New York City.

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Leila Pinheiro is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Bossa nova Leila Pinheiro is a Brazilian Bossa Nova singer, pianist and composer. Her self-titled debut album had the guest performances of Tom Jobim, João Donato, Ivan Lins, Francis Hime, and ...more

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Al Hibbler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz Albert George "Al" Hibbler was an American baritone vocalist, who sang with Duke Ellington's orchestra before having several pop hits as a solo artist. Some of Hibbler's singing is ...more

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Alex Blake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-bop, Jazz Alex Blake is a post-bop jazz double-bassist and electric bass guitarist.

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Anita O'Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Vocal jazz, Bebop Anita O'Day was an American jazz singer. Born Anita Belle Colton, O'Day was admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics, and her early big band appearances shattered the traditional image of ...more

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Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim — known as Tom Jobim — was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation ...more

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Art Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Smooth jazz, Jazz Arthur Lee "Art" Porter, Jr. was an American jazz saxophonist. He was the son of jazz musician Art Porter, Sr., as well as the namesake of "The Art Porter Bill".

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Astrud Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa nova Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She is best known for her performance of the Grammy Award-winning song "The Girl from Ipanema".

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Bebel Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Downtempo, Latin pop, Chill-out music Bebel Gilberto is a Brazilian popular singer often associated with bossa nova. She is the daughter of João Gilberto and singer Miúcha. Her uncle is singer/composer Chico Buarque. ...more

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Big band, Jazz Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the ...more

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Bessie Banks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Bessie Banks Rhythm and blues, Soul music Bessie Banks is an American soul singer, best known for her original 1964 recording of "Go Now," successfully covered in the same year by UK band the Moody Blues.

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Betty Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Vocal jazz, Post-bop, Jazz Betty Carter was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation ...more

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Third stream, Hard bop William John Evans, known as Bill Evans, was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War ...more

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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Torch song, Ballad, Swing music Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. ...more

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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, ...more

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Birth Control is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Krautrock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock Birth Control was a German rock band known for their progressive hard rock sound and provocative album covers.

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Blossom Dearie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Swing music, Traditional pop music Blossom Margrete Dearie was an American jazz singer and pianist, often performing in the bebop genre and remembered for her light and girlish voice. One of the last supper club performers, she ...more

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Bobby Jameson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby Jameson Robert Parker Jameson, known as Bobby Jameson, is an American singer and songwriter, who was briefly hyped as a major star in the early 1960s and later recorded with The Rolling Stones, Frank ...more

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Bobby Scott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Bobby Scott was an American musician, record producer, and songwriter.

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Boogie Pimps is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Boogie Pimps Electronic music Boogie Pimps are an electronic music duo from Erfurt, Germany. It was formed by the two DJs Mark J Klak and Mirko Jacob. Their collaboration started in 2000, when Mirko Jacob started performing ...more

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Brazilian Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Downtempo, Pop music, Dance-punk Brazilian Girls is a band from New York City known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music with musical styles as diverse as tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge. None of the ...more

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Brian Blade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock Brian Blade is an American jazz drummer, composer, session musician, and singer-songwriter.

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Bruce Palmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock Bruce Palmer was a Canadian musician notable for playing bass guitar in the folk rock band Buffalo Springfield.

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Bud Powell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Bebop Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell was a jazz pianist who was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. ...more

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Buddy DeFranco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Post-bop, Bebop Boniface Ferdinand Leonard "Buddy" DeFranco was an American jazz clarinet player.

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Cal Tjader is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr., known as Cal Tjader, was an American Latin jazz musician, known as the most successful non-Latino Latin musician. He also explored various other jazz idioms but ...more

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Carmen McRae is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Ballad, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz Carmen Mercedes McRae was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing ...more

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Charles Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Blues Tony Russell "Charles" Brown, born in Texas City, Texas was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influenced the development of blues ...more

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Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Bebop Charles Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in ...more

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Christian McBride is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz fusion, Jazz Christian McBride is an American jazz bassist. McBride is considered a virtuoso, and is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation; he has appeared on more than 300 recordings as a ...more

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Clarence
Rock music, Swing music, Folk music Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent ...more

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David Sanborn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Smooth jazz David Sanborn is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo ...more

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Dee Dee Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Dee Dee Bridgewater is an American jazz singer. She is a three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award - winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio's ...more

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Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music, Jazz, Bossa nova Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. On December 11, ...more

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Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz, Bebop John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz ...more

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Dory Previn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Dory Previn, was an American lyricist, singer-songwriter and poet. During the late 1950s and 1960s she was a lyricist on songs intended for motion pictures and, with her then husband, ...more

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Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Orchestral jazz, Swing music, Big band Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. ...more

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Eddie Costa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Bebop, Modal jazz Edwin James "Eddie" Costa was an American jazz pianist, vibraphonist, composer and arranger. In 1957 he was chosen as Down Beat jazz critics' new star on piano and vibes – the first ...more

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Eleftheria Arvanitaki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Laïko, Pop music, Balkan pop Eleftheria Arvanitaki is a Greek folk singer. She originates from the island of Icaria. Arvanitaki has worked with important musicians, such as Cesária Évora and Arto ...more

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and ...more

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Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, Pub rock Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and ...more

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Eric Dolphy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-garde jazz, Third stream, Post-bop Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several ...more

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Erroll Garner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Erroll Louis Garner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Scott ...more

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Findlay Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Experimental music, Ambient music Findlay Brownis a Yorkshire born, Brooklyn based singer-songwriter and producer. His music is melodic, gentle and intimate, drawing on influences from the rural settings where he grew up. His ...more

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed ...more

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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz George Benson is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a ...more

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Gladys Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A four-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best ...more

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Hank Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Verve Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Bebop Henry "Hank" Jones was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National ...more