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The Best Swing Bands/Artists of All Time

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

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

List features Christina Aguilera, Neil Peart and more items. Upvote your favorite items on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would. Make sure to give items you favor (like Buddy Rich or Amy Winehouse) a vote.

All important, significant and iconic names in swing music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new swing 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 swing, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into swing 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 swing bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent swing bands.

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

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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band More
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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz More
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    Orchestral jazz, Swing music, Big band More
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    Swing music, Big band, Piano blues More
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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz More
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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz More
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    Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music More
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    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music More
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    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music More
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    Swing music, Big band More
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    Swing music, Big band, Dixieland More
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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz More
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    Stride, Ragtime, Swing music More
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    Swing music, Big band More
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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz More
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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz More
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    Swing music, Bebop More
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    Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music More
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    Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz blues More
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    Swing music, Jazz More
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    Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music More
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    Cool jazz, Swing music, Big band More
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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz More
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    Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music More
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    Cool jazz, Swing music, Jazz More
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    Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music More
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    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band More
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    Swing music, Hard bop, Jazz More
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    Ballad, Swing music More
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    Swing music, Jazz, West Coast jazz More
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    Ballad, Cool jazz, Swing music More
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    Louis Prima, Jr.

    Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz More
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    Rock music, Swing music, Folk music More
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music More
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    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska More
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    Simona Molinari

    Pop music, Swing music, Jazz More
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    Ragtime, Swing music, Big band More
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    Swing music, Bebop More
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    Tim Donahue

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