Jazz The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players  

Music Lover
81.5k views 277 items

Jazz guitarists - a list of the most famous jazz guitar players of all time, with photos. These are the most well known jazz guitarists - guitar players whose main style is jazz guitar. Famous jazz guitarists on this list have played in trad combos, with vocalists, in jazz fusion, solo, and in free jazz. Some of the most notable jazz guitarists in the world are Wes Montgomery and Charlie Christian.

This list includes jazz guitar greats and smooth jazz guitarists from the dawning of jazz history in the early 1900s, including of course many of the most talented jazz guitar players today. These prominent top jazz guitarists are some of the best musicians around. This list of renowned jazz guitar players is alphabetical. See also a full list of jazz funk bands, and a full list of jazz blues artists.

Who are some of the most famous jazz guitarists of all time? From modern jazz guitarists, black jazz guitarists, and even female jazz guitarists, check out this list to get a better view of who the greatest jazz guitar players are. This list has much more than just the top 10 jazz guitarists - it ranks over 200 of the greatest jazz guitarists in the history of music.
Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page.
1
Adam Levy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Pop music, Folk music, Jazz
2
Adam Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Adam Rogers
3
Adam Taubitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Classical music, Jazz
4
Agboola Shadare is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Smooth jazz
5
Al Caiola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Pop music, Rock music, Jazz
6
Al Di Meola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Chicano rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock
7
Alex Machacek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Jazz fusion, Experimental music, Jazz
8
Alex Skolnick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Thrash metal, World music, Heavy metal
9
Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz
10
Allan Reuss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Allan Reuss Jazz
11
Andreas Öberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Pop music, Electronic dance music, Jazz
12
Andreas Paolo Perger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
13
Andrew Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
14
Andy Summers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
15
Anthony Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Anthony Wilson
16
Arto Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Experimental music
17
Attila Zoller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
18
Baden Powell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Baden Powell
19
Barney Kessell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Barney Kessell
20
Barry Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Barry Finnerty
21
Barry Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Barry Galbraith
22
Ben Monder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Jazz
23
Bern Nix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bern Nix
24
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
25
Bert Jansch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Folk music, Folk rock