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List of Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo winners from every year the award has been given out. All Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo award are listed along with photos for every Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo winners of all time. Anybody who won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, so most of the famous Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you're on. Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Carter are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list (25 items)
Art Tatum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Winners List
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Arthur "Art" Tatum, Jr. was an American jazz pianist. Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and was a major influence on later generations of jazz pianists. He was hailed for the technical proficiency of his performances, which set a new standard for jazz piano virtuosity. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries." ...more

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Chick Corea Elektric Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Winners List
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Chick Corea Elektric Band is a jazz fusion band, led by pianist Chick Corea. Following the demise of Return to Forever, Corea established the musical ensemble in 1986. Following a long hiatus, the band reunited to produce To the Stars in 2004. The band's debut album can be described as "jazz-rock", though it is much closer to traditional jazz than the jazz-rock albums of the 1970s. The keyboard sounds on the album are typical for the mid-1980s. The drums played by Dave Weckl dominate the album's sound, with the guitar duties split between Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios. The second album, Light Years is more funk-oriented than its predecessor. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins the band and ...more

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Winners List
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Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. In 1958, he performed with Billie Holiday at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The National Endowment for the Arts honored Benny Carter with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award for 1986. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, and both won a Grammy Award for his solo "Prelude to a Kiss" and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. In 2000 awarded the National Endowment for the Arts, ...more

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Winners List
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William John Evans, known as Bill Evans, was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War II jazz pianist. Evans's use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today. Unlike many other jazz musicians of his time, Evans never embraced new movements like jazz fusion or free jazz. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Evans was classically trained, and studied at Southeastern Louisiana University. In 1955, he moved to New York, where he worked ...more

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