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

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    Smooth jazz, Funk

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    Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz

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    Crossover jazz, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz

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    Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz

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    Pieces of a Dream Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Easy listening

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    Christian music, Pop music, Smooth jazz

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    Adult contemporary music, Disco, Lounge music

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Jazz rap, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz-funk

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    Blue-eyed soul, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz

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    Disco, Rock music, Black metal

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    New Age music, Smooth jazz, Instrumental

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    Jazz-funk, Pop music, Sophisti-pop

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    added by StefSmith Al Jarreau

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    Pop music, Rock music, Smooth jazz

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    Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Pop music

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    Hiroshima Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz

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    Pop music, Rock music, Smooth jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Kozmigroov, Fusion, Avant-garde jazz

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    New Age music, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Gregg Karukas Smooth jazz

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    Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

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    Smooth jazz

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    Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Nu jazz, Smooth jazz, Funk

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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    Nelson Rangell Smooth jazz

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    Pop music, Sophisti-pop, Electronic music

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    Contemporary R&B, Smooth jazz, Rhythm and blues

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Contemporary R&B

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    Avant-garde jazz, Classical music, Smooth jazz

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    Smooth jazz

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    Smooth jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Pop music, Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Acid jazz

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