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Best Latin Jazz Bands/Artists

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 items 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 items 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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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz

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    Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Kozmigroov, Fusion, Avant-garde jazz

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    Mongo Santamaría Latin jazz

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    Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Swing music, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz

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    Boogaloo, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Adult contemporary music, Disco, Lounge music

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    Smooth jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Rumba, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz

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    Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

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    Mario Bauzá Latin jazz

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    Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Machito Cubop, Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Jose Valdes Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Latin jazz

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    Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

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    added by Seek Minas Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

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    Nu jazz, Chill-out music, Electronic dance music

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    Latin jazz, Post-bop, Afro-Cuban jazz

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    Chano Pozo Latin jazz

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    World music, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz

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    Francisco Aguabella Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa nova

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Alex Cuba Pop music, Latin jazz

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    Samuel Torres Latin jazz

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    Roni Ben-Hur Latin jazz, Jazz, Bebop

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    World music, Afro-jazz, Latin jazz

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    Son Jarocho, Latin pop, World music

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    Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Experimental rock, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Hard bop, Latin jazz, Post-bop

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    World music, Acid jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Ethno jazz, Pop music, Folk jazz

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    Indie pop, Worldbeat, Ska

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    Electronic music, House music, Garage house

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    Rock music, Hip Hop, Contemporary R&B

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    Trip hop, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Drum and bass

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    Avant-garde jazz, Salsa music, Latin jazz

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    Thomas Lorenzo World, Latin jazz, Jazz

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    Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers Latin jazz

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    Salsa music, Classical music, Smooth jazz

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    The Stimulators Ska, Reggae, Latin jazz

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    World music, Smooth jazz, Latin jazz

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    Lucy Fabery Latin jazz

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