The Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

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.

It's always fun to share these lists on your social network to see how your friends' votes impact the ranking. (68 items)


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    Jazzin', 50 Years of Swing: 50 Great Years & Tracks, Tito Puente's ...

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    Danzon (Dance On), A Time for Love, Swingin'

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    Afro-Cuban Jazz

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    Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods, Tito Meets Machito: The Mambo Kings, Kenya

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    Timeless, Ye-Me-Lê, Equinox

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    Sofrito, Afro-Indio / A la carte, Our Man in Havana

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    Urban Gypsy, Universal Language, Classical Soul

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    Antonio Brasileiro, Getz/Gilberto (feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim), Elis

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    Listen Here!, Ritmo Caliente, El Rumbero Del Piano

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    Last Tango in Paris, Chapter Four: Alive in New York, Caliente!

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    Belly of the Sun, Cal Tjader Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and ...

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    James Moody and His Modernists, Legendary Sessions

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    Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, Time Warp

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    Willie Bobo's Finest Hour, Juicy, Hell of an Act to Follow

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    A Taste Of Paquito, NY Voices, Latin Caribbean Brazilian Jazz & Beyond ...

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    The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album, Latin Byrd, The Return Of The Great ...

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    Una Decada, Eba Say Ajá, Canciones Del Solar De Los Aburridos

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    Gilberto with Turrentine, A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness

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    Getz/Gilberto Vol. 2, Chega de Saudade, Getz/Gilberto (feat. Antonio ...

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    Man-Ti-Ya

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    Music for Big Band, Jerry Gonzalez y los Piratas del Flamenco, Jerry ...

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    H2O, Agua de Cuba, Cubacan

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    Ricky Lawson & Friends: First Things 1st, Romance 1600, The Glamorous ...

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    Live!, E Street, Flying South

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    Where Have I Known You Before, Musicmagic, Romantic Warrior

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    Tour De Force - "Live", World Sinfonía III – The Grande ...

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    Marooned/Aislado

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    ...Mixing, In Between, Remixed

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    Tiene que ver, Yo, Live in Marciac

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    Caliventura Remixes EP, Tradition in Transition

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    Flamenco Jazz Latino, Passion, Flamenco Fusion 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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    Magos Herrera, Minha Historia, Distancia

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    Album, Bophead, Limbo Carnival

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    Nuyorican Soul, The Tenth Anniversary Collection, Part Two: 1996-2000

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    Sublime Ilusión, Un guajiro sin fronteras, Estoy Coma Nunca

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    Tough!, Saffron & Soul / Shuckin' And Jivin', Rip a Dip

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    All My Life

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    Aliens of Extraordinary Ability

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    Couleur Café, Return of the Turtle

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