Bands/Musicians Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Blue Note Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Blue Note Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Blue Note Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Blue Note Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Blue Note Records.

Artists include everything from Norah Jones to Van Morrison.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Blue Note Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Blue Note Records?"

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Aaron Parks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Aaron Parks Aaron Parks is a jazz pianist.

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Aga Zaryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Aga Zaryan Jazz Aga Zaryan is a Polish jazz vocalist. Though young, her tone and delivery carry the hallmarks of classical jazz for a modern audience and as such is part of a new wave of Polish jazz artists. ...more

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Alan Silva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Alan Silva Avant-garde jazz, Jazz, Free jazz Alan Silva is an American free jazz double bassist and keyboard player.

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Albert Ammons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Albert Ammons Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues Albert Ammons was an American pianist and player of boogie-woogie, a bluesy jazz style popular from the late 1930s into the mid-1940s.

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Alphonse Mouzon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Alphonse Mouzon Kozmigroov, Jazz fusion, Post-bop Alphonse Mouzon is a well-known jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist, and the owner of Tenacious Records, a label that primarily releases Mouzon's recordings. He also composes, arranges and ...more

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Amos Lee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Amos Lee Folk music, Jazz fusion, Soul music Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in ...more

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Andrew Borger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Andrew Borger Andrew Borger is an American drummer.

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Andrew Hill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Andrew Hill Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Jazz Andrew Hill was an American jazz pianist and composer. Jazz critic John Fordham described Hill as a "uniquely gifted composer, pianist and educator" although "his status remained ...more

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Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Anita Baker Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz Anita Denise Baker is an American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late-1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. ...more

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Art Blakey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Art Blakey Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop Art Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He was known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina after he became a Muslim. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher ...more

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Bill Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Bill Stewart Jazz William Harris "Bill" Stewart is an American jazz drummer. Stewart is a versatile player who has performed with a broad array of musicians, from Maceo Parker to Jim Hall. He is also an ...more

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Blue Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Blue Mitchell Hard bop, Jazz, Soul jazz Richard Allen "Blue" Mitchell was an American jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and funk trumpeter, known for many albums recorded as leader and sideman for Riverside, Blue Note and ...more

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Bobbi Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobbi Humphrey Jazz fusion, Jazz Barbara Ann Humphrey is an American jazz flutist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles. Bobbi Humphrey has performed for audiences around the world. She was born in Marlin, ...more

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Bobby McFerrin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby McFerrin Pop music, World music, Classical music Robert Keith "Bobby" McFerrin, Jr. is an American vocalist and conductor. He is best known for his 1988 hit song "Don't Worry, Be Happy". He is a ten-time Grammy Award ...more

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Brian Blade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Brian Blade Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock Brian Blade is an American jazz drummer, composer, session musician, and singer-songwriter.

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Bud Powell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Bud Powell Jazz, Bebop Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell was a jazz pianist who was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. ...more

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Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Buddy Rich Swing music, Big band, Jazz Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove,

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Candido Camero is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Candido Camero Disco, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz Cándido de Guerra Camero, also known simply as Candido is a Cuban-born percussionist is the most recorded conga drummer in the history of jazz. He also plays the tres, drumset and ...more

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Cannonball Adderley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Cannonball Adderley Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a ...more

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Carmen McRae is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Carmen McRae Ballad, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz Carmen Mercedes McRae was an American jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing ...more

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Cassandra Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Cassandra Wilson Folk music, Jazz, Country Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable ...more

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Cecil Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Cecil Taylor Avant-garde jazz, Jazz, Free jazz Cecil Percival Taylor is an American pianist and poet. Classically trained, Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely ...more

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Charles Mingus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Charles Mingus Orchestral jazz, Avant-garde jazz, Third stream Charles Mingus Jr. was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black ...more

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Charlie Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlie Hunter Jazz-funk, Acid jazz, Jazz fusion Charlie Hunter is an American guitarist, composer and bandleader. First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter has recorded 17 albums. Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string ...more

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Charlie Rouse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlie Rouse Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop Charlie Rouse was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and flautist. His career is marked by his collaboration with Thelonious Monk, which lasted for more than ten years.

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Charnett Moffett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Charnett Moffett Post-bop, Jazz Charnett Moffett is an American jazz musician who plays piccolo bass, double bass and bass guitar. Moffett's given name was created as a combination of that of his father and that of Ornette ...more

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Clifford Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Clifford Brown Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop Clifford Brown, aka "Brownie", was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a ...more

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Curtis Fuller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Curtis Fuller Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop Curtis DuBois Fuller is an American jazz trombonist, known as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and contributor to many classic jazz recordings.

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Dale Oehler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Dale Oehler Dale Dixon Oehler is primarily known as an arranger. His style contributed to the success of much of the music he was involved with over his career. Leonard Feather once described Oehler, in his ...more

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Donald Bailey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Donald Bailey Jazz Donald Orlando "Duck" Bailey was an American jazz drummer.

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Dexter Gordon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Dexter Gordon Swing music, Hard bop, Jazz Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud ...more

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Digable Planets is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Digable Planets Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop Digable Planets was an American alternative hip hop trio based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, composed of Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, Mary Ann "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira and

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Don Byron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Don Byron Klezmer, Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop Don Byron is a Composer.

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Don Pullen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Don Pullen Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Jazz Don Gabriel Pullen was an American jazz pianist and organist. Pullen developed a strikingly individual style throughout his career. He composed pieces ranging from blues to bebop and modern ...more

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Doug Watkins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Doug Watkins Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop Douglas Watkins was an American hard bop jazz double bassist from Detroit.

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Duke Pearson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Duke Pearson Sophisti-pop, Hard bop, Smooth jazz Columbus Calvin "Duke" Pearson, Jr was an American jazz pianist and composer. Allmusic notes him as being a "big part in shaping the Blue Note label's hard bop direction in the

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Earl Klugh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Earl Klugh Crossover jazz, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion Earl Klugh is an American smooth jazz/crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer. In 2006 Modern Guitar magazine wrote that Klugh "is considered by many to be one of the finest ...more

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Elisabeth Withers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Elisabeth Withers Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues Elisabeth Withers is an American Neo-soul and R&B singer-songwriter.

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Ellis Marsalis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Jazz Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr. is an American jazz pianist. Active since the late 1940s, Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and '90s as the patriarch of a musical family, with sons ...more

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Eric Dolphy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Eric Dolphy Avant-garde jazz, Third stream, Post-bop Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several ...more

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Erik Truffaz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Erik Truffaz Nu jazz, Acid jazz, Jazz fusion Erik Truffaz is a French jazz trumpeter, infusing elements of hip hop, rock and roll and dance music into his compositions. He signed with the French EMI label in 1996. Truffaz gained ...more

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Erroll Garner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Erroll Garner Jazz Erroll Louis Garner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Scott ...more

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Everette Harp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Everette Harp Smooth jazz, Jazz Everette Harp is an American blues, jazz and gospel saxophonist who has recorded on Blue Note and Capitol Records. Harp's 2006 album, In the Moment, debuted in the number one position of ...more

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Fareed Haque is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Fareed Haque Fareed Haque is a fusion guitar virtuoso of Pakistani and Chilean descent. Raised in Chicago, he studied at North Texas State University and Northwestern University. He is renowned for bringing ...more

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Fats Navarro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Fats Navarro Jazz, Bebop Theodore "Fats" Navarro was an American jazz trumpet player. He was a pioneer of the bebop style of jazz improvisation in the 1940s. He had a strong stylistic influence on many other ...more

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Fattburger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Fattburger Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion Fattburger is a jazz group, best categorized in the jazz-funk, contemporary jazz, or jazz fusion subgenres. The band was formed by saxophonist Hollis Gentry, keyboardist Carl Evans Jr., bassist ...more

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Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Fred Jackson Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music Fred Jackson, Jr. is a jazz fusion saxophonist and flautist who has recorded with Bobby Hutcherson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, and Solomon Burke, among others.

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Freddie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Freddie Hubbard Hard bop, Post-bop, Jazz Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post-bop styles from the early 1960s and on. His ...more

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George Adams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
George Adams Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop George Rufus Adams was an American jazz musician who played tenor saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. He is best known for his work with Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Roy Haynes and in the quartet ...more

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Geri Allen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster
Geri Allen Post-bop, Jazz, Blues Geri Allen is an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist, raised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. Allen has worked with many of the greats of modern music, ...more