The Best Afro-Cuban Jazz Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Afro-Cuban Jazz Bands/Artists

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Afro-cuban jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good afro-cuban jazz bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top afro-cuban jazz bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Afro-cuban jazz groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all afro-cuban jazz bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest afro-cuban jazz bands of all time, since the most famous afro-cuban jazz artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best afro-cuban jazz music.

You can click on the afro-cuban jazz band names to see more information about that particular notable afro-cuban jazz group. If they're near the top of the best afro-cuban jazz artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top afro-cuban jazz bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the afro-cuban jazz band names themselves.

Paquito D'Rivera and Dizzy Gillespie are included on this list. Rank your favorite artists to see them get to the top of the list. If you're not a fan of Tito Puente or Irvin Mayfield, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account.

All important, significant and iconic names in afro-cuban jazz music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new afro-cuban jazz bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of afro-cuban jazz, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into afro-cuban jazz music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good afro-cuban jazz bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent afro-cuban jazz bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best afro-cuban jazz bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest afro-cuban jazz musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular afro-cuban jazz bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz, Bebop

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    Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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    Mambo, Bolero, Latin Language

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    Latin jazz, Post-bop, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Third stream, Hard bop, Post-bop

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    Jazz fusion, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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    Machito is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Afro-Cuban Jazz Bands/Artists

    Cubop, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Drum and bass

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    Latin jazz, Post-bop, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Disco, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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    Pop music, Third stream, Brazilian jazz

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    Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Music of Africa, Caribbean music, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Hard bop, Post-bop, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Romani music, Indian classical music, Flamenco

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    Fusion, Pop music, Rock music

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    Latin Language, Jazz fusion, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Mambo, New Wave, Disco

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    Avant-garde jazz, Free funk, Post-bop

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    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Latin jazz

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    David Jaymes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Afro-Cuban Jazz Bands/Artists

    Mambo, New Wave, Disco

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    Mambo, Cubop, Swing music

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    Boogaloo, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz

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