Blossom Dearie (1924–2009) was an influential jazz singer and pianist, known for her unique vocal style and intimate performances.
Born in East Durham, NY, Blossom Dearie moved to Paris, where she had a french-language hit with her group Les Blue Stars. But it was when she moved back to New York and recorded as a solo artist for Verve that she really gained recognition. Her run of solo albums marked her out as a singular vocalist with impeccable phrasing, witty lyrics and charming whimsical delivery. She also appeared on children’s TV, and created her own record label Daffodil Records. Her music has a timeless quality and has gone on to influence many contemporary jazz vocalists.