The Best Jazz Fusion Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Jazz Fusion Bands/Artists

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This jazz fusion bands list ranks the best jazz fusion musicians ever by votes. This list of good jazz fusion artists and groups let’s you see who jazz fusion fans think are the best in jazz fusion. Of all the subgenres of jazz music, perhaps the most inventive and experimental genre is jazz fusion. Blending together elements of R&B, funk, classical music, and even psychedelic music, jazz fusion grew in popularity in the 1970s with many of the best jazz fusions artists rising to prominence during this time. Though the genre tapered off in the 2000s, the 1980s and parts of the 1990s saw jazz fusion musicians experiment with their sound and the variety of styles that are infused in the sound made each album and song different in their own respective, and allowed jazz fusion bands to create music on their own terms.


So, who are the best jazz fusion artists? Any list of jazz fusion musicians has to include  Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny Group and even the ubiquitous Frank Zappa (who dabbled in jazz fusion as well as rock). These are widely known as some of the best jazz fusion artists and bands that have helped bring make jazz fusion a movement and something that became widely respected over the years.

That said, it's up to you to determine who on this jazz fusion artists list can be considered the best. Jazz fusion artists are a tough breed to judge, but if you know the genre, you should know who is the best and should vote accordingly. If you notice someone isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. 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 musicians.


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    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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    Jazz rap, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz-funk

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  3. 3
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    Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Jazz

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  4. 4
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    Kozmigroov, Fusion, Avant-garde jazz

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  5. 5
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    Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  6. 6
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    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Electro

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  7. 7
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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  8. 8
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    Kozmigroov, Rock music, World music

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  9. 9
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    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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  10. 10
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    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Folk jazz

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  11. 11
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    Crossover jazz, World music, Jazz fusion

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  12. 12
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    Crossover jazz, Jazz fusion, Post-bop

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  13. 13
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    Pop music, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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  14. 14
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    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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  15. 15
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    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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  16. 16
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    Crossover jazz, Third stream, Hard bop

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  17. 17
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    Jazz fusion, Jazz

  18. 18
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    Kozmigroov, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  19. 19
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  20. 20
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    Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Post-bop

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  21. 21
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Jazz fusion

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    Rock music, World music, Jazz

  24. 24
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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    Kozmigroov, New Age, New Age music

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  26. 26
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    Popular music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  27. 27
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Progressive bluegrass

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  28. 28
    + 25
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    Jazz fusion, Jazz, Funk

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  29. 29
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    Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Post-bop

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  30. 30
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    Jazz fusion, Jazz, Progressive rock

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  31. 31
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  32. 32
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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    Jazz fusion, Jazz, Progressive rock

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    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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  35. 35
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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  36. 36
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    Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  37. 37
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    Pop music, Rock music, Smooth jazz

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    Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

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  39. 39
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    Jazz fusion, Progressive rock

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  40. 40
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    Crossover jazz, Hard bop, Smooth jazz

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    Jazz fusion, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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    Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Hard rock

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    Swing music, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Pop music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  48. 48
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, West Coast jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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  50. 50
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    Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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