Best Smooth Jazz Bands/Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians
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Best Smooth Jazz Bands/Artists of All Time

Smooth jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good smooth jazz bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’ label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top smooth jazz bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Smooth 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 smooth jazz bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest smooth jazz bands of all time, since the most famous smooth jazz artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best smooth jazz music.

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

A factual list, featuring items like Norah Jones and Earth, Wind & Fire. Your favorite items on this list deserve to be at the top. This is what they're doing. Make sure to vote for items like Miles Davis or Sade if you like them.

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

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

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electro More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz More
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    Crossover jazz, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz More
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    Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz, Jazz More
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    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz More
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    Jazz rap, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz-funk More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion More
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    Smooth jazz, Funk More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock More
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    Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz More
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    Christian music, Pop music, Smooth jazz More
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    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz More
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    Jazz-funk, Pop music, Sophisti-pop More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Easy listening More
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    New Age music, Smooth jazz, Instrumental More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
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    Blue-eyed soul, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz More
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    Hiroshima

    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz More
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    New Age music, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion More
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    Disco, Rock music, Black metal More
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    Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Pop music More
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    Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion More
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    new! Al Jarreau

    added by: StefSmith
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
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    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Contemporary R&B More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Smooth jazz More
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    Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz More
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    Pop music, Rock music, Smooth jazz More
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    Gregg Karukas

    Smooth jazz More
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    Kozmigroov, Fusion, Avant-garde jazz More
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    Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion More
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    Smooth jazz, Jazz More
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    Nelson Rangell

    Smooth jazz More
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    Nu jazz, Smooth jazz, Funk More
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    Avant-garde jazz, Classical music, Smooth jazz More
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    Smooth jazz More
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    Pop music, Smooth jazz, Jazz More
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    Electronic music, World music, Smooth jazz More
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    Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz, Jazz More
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    Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel More
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    Smooth jazz More
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    Contemporary R&B, Smooth jazz, Rhythm and blues More
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    Adult contemporary music, Sophisti-pop, Contemporary R&B More
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    Urban Knights

    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion More
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    Pieces of a Dream

    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues More
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    Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Acid jazz More
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