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Best Vocalist (Female) 

Denise Thimes

Uptown without being gentrified, swinging without being loungy, wide-ranging without being gimmicky, Denise Thimes is the classiest of the living St. Louis jazz greats — and she is one of the greats. Legendary trumpeter Clark Terry ranks her with Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson and Lady Day herself — and he's not blowing smoke. Thimes can ring all the dreamy, delicate nuances from standards like "Embraceable You" or give a blues number like "A Little Sugar in My Bowl" more than a dash of soul. And when she wants to, she can scat with Ella-like agility. She's sung for queens and presidents, but she continues to sing for her hometown on a regular basis. Jazz in St. Louis wouldn't be the same without her.

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