Who are the top jazz musicians today?
I've listened to most of the legends (Davis, Armstrong, Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Ellington, Parker, Gillespie, Mingus, Roach, Calloway, etc).
But I don't know of any contemporary jazz artists/bands, other than Kenny G, lol! Can someone help steer me in the right direction.
My favorite instrument is the sax. That's what I played in junior high and high school.
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
I love all jazz questions...but I guess it depends on what instrument you like, or is it all of them.
Gerald Albright, David Sanborne, Larry Carlton, Boney James, Chieli Minucci, Michael Manson, Rick Braun, Norm Brown, Waymond Tisdale, Marcus Miller, Candy Dulfer, Joyce Cooling, Will Downing, Brian Culbertson...
Incognito, Spyro Gyra, The Crusaders
- 1 decade ago
Woa! Let me steer you far away from Kenny...! Do you prefer a certain instrument? I've got some trumpet/flugel stuff.. Have you listened to any Guido Basso? I know he and Chase Sanborn did a wicked CD, "Cut to the Chase," and it has a few really nice tunes on it... Chris Botti is a really nice jazz tpt player...his CD "when i fall in love" is amazing. Rick Braun...(rickbraun.com)I haven't listened to much of him, but he sounds awsome! I don't know many recent "giants," but keep lookin and you'll find something great!Source(s): rickbraun.com
- 4 years ago
Theres a young guy today who has incredible chops and knowledge of music I had the pleasure of seeing in performance Andre Sims! Be on the look out this guy is a amazing jazz player up and coming!Source(s): Andre sims piano
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
There are a lot of great sax players out there right now. Obviously it is hard to compete with the people you listed since they made the music the way it is. Here is a bunch of websites of current pro sax players.
- StratobratsterLv 61 decade ago
Larry Carlton is my Number one favorite!
Spyro Gyra (band)
Gerald Veasley (bass)
Joyce Cooling (guitar)
- 1 decade ago
Roy Hargrove is a pretty sweet trumpet player.
- futurehero5200Lv 51 decade ago
i dont think anyone really cares
jazz is dead my man