scat singing

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Noun1.scat singing - singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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Carter was a masterful scat singer known for her adventurous improvisations.
It was pure 1960s with a coloratura soprano, a scat singer, an improvising jazz trio, orchestra and tape.
On Saturday, the Mitchell-Orsinger Quartet will headline another birthday party with guest vocalist Marc Siegel, a scat singer.