Dinah Washington Photo

Dinah Washington

Born: Aug 29, 1924

Death: Dec 14, 1963

Birthplace: Tuscaloosa

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Dinah Washington

Date of Birth : Aug 29, 1924
Date of Death : Dec 14, 1963
Birth Place : Tuscaloosa

Dinah Washington, was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". She was a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.


  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Pianist

Also known as

  • Queen of the Jukebox
  • Ruth Lee Jones
  • Queen of Jam Sessions
  • Diana Washington
  • Dinah Washigton
  • Queen of the Blues
  • The Queen of the Blues
  • Dinah Washnigton


  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Dick Lane
  • Rafael Campos
  • Eddie Chamblee
  • Walter Buchanan
  • George Jenkins
  • Robert Grayson
  • John Young


  • George Kenneth Jenkins
  • Robert Grayson

Awards Won

  • Grammy Hall of Fame Award
  • Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance
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