Some good Jazz artists?

Hey, I have never really listened to Jazz music and I am interested in getting into it. I'm looking for some suggestions of good Classic jazz artists and also good current jazz artists. Could anyone help me here? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    These people are dead:

    Louis Armstrong

    Miles Davis

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Charlie Parker

    Dizzy Gillespie

    Thelonious Monk

    John Coltrane

    Freddie Hubbard

    Bill Evans

    Clifford Brown

    Billie Holiday

    Lee Morgan

    Glen Miller

    Weather Report

    Wes Montgomery

    Buddy Rich

    These people aren't:

    Joshua Redman

    Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

    Herbie Hancock

    Wayne Shorter

    Kurt Elling

    James Morrison

    Christian Scott

    Terence Blanchard

    Tea for 3

    Marcus Miller

    Sonny Rollins

    Source(s): I play trumpet and i've really only gotten into jazz in the past year. a lot of these people are horn players that i've really gotten into. make sure you listen to a few tracks from different eras before you discount the artist entirely as one album can be completely different to another. if this list is no help go and check out some documentaries about the history of jazz, these have heaps of cool footage and interviews and will help you develop a taste for jazz
  • 8 years ago

    chet atkins

    allan holdsworth

    chick corea

    pat metheny

    jaco pastorius

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