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Best Jazz-Funk Bands/Artists

While there are many fantastic jazz-funk artists, some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of jazz-funk separate the absolute best jazz-funk bands and groups from all of the rest. Jazz-funk is a subgene of jazz that’s known for it’s strong, funky groove and focus on instrumentation. George Benson and George Duke are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top jazz funk fusion artists of all time? 


This list of the top jazz-funk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Jazz-funk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. Jazz-funk groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. These are truly the greatest and funkiest jazz-funk bands of all time, since the most famous jazz-funk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best jazz-funk music.

You can click on the jazz-funk band names to see more information about that particular notable jazz-funk group. All the top jazz-funk bands named on the list also have songs and albums listed on their pages if you click on the jazz-funk band names themselves.

A list made up of genre-bending artists like Victor Wooten and Jaco Pastorious. Vote for the best artists, in your opinion, by clicking the thumbs up button. Vote down the acts that can't bring the funk. Which of these artists belongs at the top of the list? Galactic? Billy Cobham? All important, significant, and iconic names in jazz-funk music history deserve your votes, so choose wisely. 
 
The list should include all modern and new jazz-funk bands, so if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. This list has the best examples of jazz-funk, and can be a good place to start if you wondering how to get into jazz-funk music. The bands at the top of the list will be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good jazz-funk bands with which to start out. This list answers the questions "who are the best jazz-funk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest jazz-funk musician ever?"
 
Whether you’re a jazz-funk expert or a new fan of jazz-funk music, please vote for the best jazz-funk bands - not just the most popular jazz-funk bands that you never actually listened to. 

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    Give Me the Night, Breezin', Livin' Inside Your Love

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    Always There, Who Needs Love, Tribes

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    Fake Flowers Real Dirt Rel#1 In the steamy basement of an otherwise unremarkable house in Baltimore, "Fake Flowers Real Dirt" forges their mix of genres from the funk/dope characteristic (e.g. funk, hip-hop): driving

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    What Did He Say?, Extraction, A Show of Hands

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    Walk, Don't Run!, The Stinger

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    At the Movies, If Only for One Night, Street Themes

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    Night Dancing, Moon Germs, Joe Farrell Quartet

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    Tom Scott and The L.A. Express, Smokin' Section, Tom Cat

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    More Meat, Meet the Meatbats

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