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

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

This list features artists like B.B. King and Billie Holiday. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the best artists on this list. If you like Norah Jones or Jimmie Vaughan, then make your voice heard.

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

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

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

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65 17
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

2
38 19
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

3
46 27
Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

4
24 9
Jeff Beck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
slaft added Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

5
22 8
Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
slaft added Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

6
34 19
Joe Bonamassa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
waltrop-p-walrus added Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

7
28 14
Robben Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
slaft added Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

8
18 6
Toots Thielemans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Jazz blues, Jazz

9
16 5
Johnny
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

10
13 3
Wilson Pickett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
GeriJakus added Southern soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

11
15 5
Stanley Turrentine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Hard bop, Jazz blues, Bebop

12
17 7
Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues

13
26 16
Jimmie Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues

14
18 11
Mose Allison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Jazz blues, Jazz, Blues

15
12 8
Odetta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Folk music, Spiritual, Jazz blues

16
9 5
Lou Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Hard bop, Jazz blues, Bebop

17
8 6
David
Hard bop, Jazz blues, Jazz

18
7 5
Asylum Street Spankers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Jazz blues, Progressive folk music

19
5 3
Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
slaft added Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock

20
2 0
Soul Basement is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
mayanyc added Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock

21
10 9
Jelly Roll Morton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Ragtime, Swing music, Jazz blues

22
7 6
Roomful of Blues is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Jump blues, Jazz blues

23
8 8
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Amazing Italian jazz voice

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5 5
Lovie Austin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Jazz blues

25
5 6
Morgana King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jazz Blues Bands/Artists
Ballad, Cool jazz, Traditional pop music