Bands/Musicians The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists  

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

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

Artists here include everything from Bing Crosby to Jimmy Dorsey. Every time you vote for your favorite artists, they get a better chance of making it to the top of the list. Downvote the artists you hate (Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong, etc.) or show them some love by voting them up if you like them.

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

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

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

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78 14
Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz

2
38 8
Jelly Roll Morton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz blues

3
38 9
Fats Waller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Stride, Ragtime, Swing music

4
31 8
Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Orchestral jazz, Swing music, Big band

5
28 7
King Oliver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

6
25 8
Bix Beiderbecke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
White jazz, Jazz, Dixieland

7
33 15
Pete Fountain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

8
24 9
Chris Barber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Skiffle, Ragtime, Swing music

9
19 7
Jimmy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Big band, Dixieland

10
16 5
Sidney Bechet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Jazz, Dixieland

11
13 3
Bobby Hackett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

12
15 5
Kid Ory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

13
11 2
Johnny Dodds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

14
14 5
Eddie Condon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists

15
11 3
Muggsy Spanier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

16
19 11
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Traditional pop music, Easy listening, Jazz

17
10 3
Pee Wee Russell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Post-bop, Jazz, Bebop

18
10 4
Buddy Bolden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Trad jazz, Jazz

19
7 2
James P. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Stride, Jazz, Dixieland

20
9 4
Gene Krupa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Big band, Jazz

21
6 1
Bob Haggart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

22
5 0
Hot Club of Cowtown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Americana, Folk music, Western swing

23
7 3
Matty Matlock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Dixieland

24
6 2
Edmond Hall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Dixieland

25
6 2
Kermit Ruffins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Funk

26
4 0
Louis Cottrell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Trad jazz, Dixieland

27
4 0
George Brunies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

28
6 3
Freddie Keppard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

29
6 3
Acker Bilk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Pop music, Trad jazz, Easy listening

30
5 2
Zutty Singleton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

31
5 2
Turk Murphy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

32
5 2
Paul Whiteman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

33
5 2
Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz

34
5 2
Barney Bigard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Dixieland

35
5 2
Bud Freeman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

36
4 1
Firehouse Five Plus Two is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Rick Comer added Jazz, Dixieland

37
3 0
Joe Darensbourg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

38
3 0
Tom Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

39
3 0
Peanuts Hucko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Dixieland

40
3 0
Nick LaRocca is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

41
3 0
Hot Tamale Brass Band is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

42
3 0
Teddy Buckner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jump blues, Swing music, Jazz

43
4 2
Ted Lewis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

44
4 2
Eddie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

45
4 2
Paul Barbarin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Dixieland

46
4 2
Red Allen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

47
4 2
Bob Wilber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

48
3 1
Jimmie Noone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Jazz, Dixieland

49
3 1
Joe Marsala is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Dixieland

50
3 1
Ken Peplowski is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dixieland Bands/Artists
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Dixieland