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bands/musicians The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists  

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Dixieland artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good dixieland 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 dixieland bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Dixieland 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 dixieland bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest dixieland bands of all time, since the most famous dixieland artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best dixieland music.

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

Artists here include everything from Bing Crosby to Jimmy Dorsey. Every time you vote for your favorite artists, they get a better chance of making it to the top of the list. Downvote the artists you hate (Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong, etc.) or show them some love by voting them up if you like them.

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

The list includes all new dixieland 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 dixieland, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into dixieland 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 dixieland bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent dixieland bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best dixieland bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest dixieland 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 dixieland bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Louis Armstrong Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

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Fats Waller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Fats Waller Stride, Ragtime, Swing music

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Jelly Roll Morton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jelly Roll Morton Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz blues

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King Oliver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
King Oliver Jazz, Dixieland

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Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Duke Ellington Orchestral jazz, Swing music, Big band

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Pete Fountain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Pete Fountain Dixieland

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Bix Beiderbecke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Bix Beiderbecke White jazz, Jazz, Dixieland

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Chris Barber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Chris Barber Skiffle, Ragtime, Swing music

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Jimmy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jimmy Dorsey Swing music, Big band, Dixieland

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Bobby Hackett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Bobby Hackett Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Sidney Bechet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Sidney Bechet Ragtime, Jazz, Dixieland

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Kid Ory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Kid Ory Jazz, Dixieland

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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Bing Crosby Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

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Muggsy Spanier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Muggsy Spanier Jazz, Dixieland

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Johnny Dodds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Johnny Dodds Dixieland

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Pee Wee Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Pee Wee Russell Post-bop, Jazz, Bebop

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Buddy Bolden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Buddy Bolden Ragtime, Trad jazz, Jazz

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Eddie Condon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists

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James P. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
James P. Johnson Stride, Jazz, Dixieland

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Gene Krupa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Gene Krupa Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Edmond Hall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Edmond Hall Swing music, Dixieland

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Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jeff Healey Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz

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Hot Club of Cowtown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Hot Club of Cowtown Americana, Folk music, Western swing

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Freddie Keppard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Freddie Keppard Jazz, Dixieland

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Matty Matlock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Matty Matlock Swing music, Dixieland

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Acker Bilk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Acker Bilk Pop music, Trad jazz, Easy listening

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Kermit Ruffins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Kermit Ruffins Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Funk

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Barney Bigard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Barney Bigard Swing music, Dixieland

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Bob Haggart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Bob Haggart Dixieland

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Nick LaRocca is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Nick LaRocca Jazz, Dixieland

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Hot Tamale Brass Band is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Hot Tamale Brass Band Jazz, Dixieland

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Joe Darensbourg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Joe Darensbourg Dixieland

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Louis Cottrell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Louis Cottrell, Jr. Trad jazz, Dixieland

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Jimmy McPartland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jimmy McPartland Dixieland

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Billy Maxted is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Billy Maxted Dixieland

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Joe Marsala is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Joe Marsala Swing music, Dixieland

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Ken Peplowski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Ken Peplowski Swing music, Traditional pop music, Dixieland

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Teddy Buckner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Teddy Buckner Jump blues, Swing music, Jazz

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Tom Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Tom Brown Dixieland

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Peanuts Hucko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Peanuts Hucko Swing music, Dixieland

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George Brunies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
George Brunies Dixieland

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Ruby Braff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Ruby Braff Swing music, Dixieland

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Paul Whiteman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Paul Whiteman Jazz, Dixieland

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Bob Wilber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Bob Wilber Jazz, Dixieland

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Red Allen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Red Allen Jazz, Dixieland

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Paul Barbarin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Paul Barbarin Dixieland

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Ted Lewis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Ted Lewis Jazz, Dixieland

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Bud Freeman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Bud Freeman Jazz, Dixieland

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Zutty Singleton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Zutty Singleton Jazz, Dixieland

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Eddie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Eddie Edwards Dixieland