The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists

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

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

List features artists like Al Di Meola and Paquito D'Rivera. Voting for your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list. The fun of voting on multiple artists is that you get to make choices like "do I like Pat Metheny more than Gato Barbieri?"

All important, significant and iconic names in latin 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 latin 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 latin jazz, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into latin 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 latin jazz bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent latin jazz bands.

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

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    Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

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    Adult contemporary music, Disco, Lounge music

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    Mongo Santamaría is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists
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    Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz

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    Machito is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists

    Cubop, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Boogaloo, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Kozmigroov, Fusion, Avant-garde jazz

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    Mario Bauzá is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists

    Latin jazz

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    Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

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    Latin jazz

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    Latin jazz, Post-bop, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa nova

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    Swing music, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz

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    Hard bop, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Rumba, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Latin pop, Salsa music, World music

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    Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Pucho & The Latin Soul Brother... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists
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    Latin jazz, Jazz

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    new! & added by Henry Brun
    Latin Jazz

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    Salsa music, Classical music, Smooth jazz

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    Choro

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    Minas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists

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    Bossa nova, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Music Featuring core-members Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, internationally acclaimed Minas is one of the most established Brazilian Jazz musical groups in the U.S. today. With a few decades experience

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    Jazz, Bossa nova

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    Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists
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    Pop music, Latin American music, Rhythm and blues

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    World music, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz

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    Latin Jazz, Flamenco Jazz, Jazz Mark Towns creates a unique guitar-based Afro-Cuban Jazz sound which blurs the lines between Latin Jazz, Flamenco Jazz, Salsa, Funk, and Fusion. With grooves inspired by traditional Latin Jazz masters

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    Hard bop, Latin jazz, Post-bop

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    Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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    Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Post-bop

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    Chicano rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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    Frank Colón is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists
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    World music, Afro-jazz, Latin jazz

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    Nu jazz, Chill-out music, Electronic dance music

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Drum and bass

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    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Latin jazz

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    Son Jarocho, Latin pop, World music

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    Roni Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists

    Latin jazz, Jazz, Bebop

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    Latin jazz, Easy listening, Soft rock

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    Latin jazz

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