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.

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