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Best Jazz Fusion Bands/Artists

Jazz fusion artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes by fusion fans worldwide. Because fusion is a genre that crosses over with many others, we're going to allow some leeway here and include artists like Frank Zappa. Every artist on the list must play instrumental music with a heavy jazz component, and we will leave artists with elements of heavy metal or postrock music - or on the other side more traditional jazz or smooth jazz - off this list. Note there are many top fusion musicians here who sometimes record under their solo name and othertimes as their own band (ie Pat Metheny Group); in these cases we are just picking one of them, as long as they are the bandleader. 

Fusion as a genre started in the 60s with some of MIles Davis' classic lineups - both inspiring the sound of fusion as well as spinning off literally half the bands and bandleaders in the top 20 of this ranking. These fusion artists and bands in this particular case are often competing with each other - for example Chick Corea as a solo artist is here as well as his seminal group Return to Forever. Fusion is an incestuous genre of music which makes this a fun and challenging list to rank. This list of the top fusion talents in the world is an up-to-date list, voted on by hundreds of fans of the genre, which fuses rock with jazz and often world music. 

This list of many good jazz fusion bands also includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s labels, nationality and what albums they've put out. You can click on the jazz fusion band names to see more information about that particular notable jazz fusion group. If they're near the top of the best jazz fusion artist list they should have at least some information available. 

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

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

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