Of course, jazz is pre-eminently the type of music in which the musicians build on the music of their examples, en vocal jazz is no exception.
Ella Fitzgerald once said that she had stolen everything she sang from both vocal and instrumental examples.
In this programme several young vocalists who have evidently been influenced by examples such as
Fay Claasen and John Proulx
Mel Tormé, June Christy, Chris Connor:
Veronica Swift and Claire Martin
Jazzmeia Horn and Charenee Wade
Cecile McLorin Salvant