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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.

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Adam Levy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Adam Levy Pop music, Folk music, Jazz

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Adam Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Adam Rogers

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Adam Taubitz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Adam Taubitz Classical music, Jazz

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Agboola Shadare is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Agboola Shadare Smooth jazz

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Al Caiola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Al Caiola Pop music, Rock music, Jazz

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Al Di Meola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Al Di Meola Chicano rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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Alex Machacek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Alex Machacek Jazz fusion, Experimental music, Jazz

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Alex Skolnick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Alex Skolnick Thrash metal, World music, Heavy metal

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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Allan Holdsworth Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Allan Reuss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Allan Reuss Jazz

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Andreas Öberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Andreas Öberg Pop music, Electronic dance music, Jazz

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Andreas Paolo Perger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Andrew Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Andy Summers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Andy Summers New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Anthony Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Anthony Wilson

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Arto Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Arto Lindsay Experimental music

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Attila Zoller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Baden Powell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Baden Powell

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Barney Kessell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Barney Kessell

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Barry Finnerty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Barry Finnerty

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Barry Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Barry Galbraith

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Ben Monder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Ben Monder Jazz

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Bern Nix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bern Nix

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Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Bert Jansch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bert Jansch Folk music, Folk rock

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Bill Connors is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bill Connors Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Bill DeArango is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bill DeArango

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Bill Frisell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bill Frisell Soundtrack, Americana, Experimental rock

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Bill Jennings is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bill Jennings

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Billy Bauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Billy Bauer Cool jazz, Jazz

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Billy Bean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Billy Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Bireli Lagrene is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bireli Lagrene

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Biréli Lagrène is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Biréli Lagrène Swing music, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion

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Bob Hames is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bob Hames Jazz

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Bobby Broom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bobby Broom Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz fusion

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Bobby Perry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bobby Perry

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Bola Sete is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bola Sete Samba, Jazz, Bossa nova

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Brian Hughes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Brian Hughes World music, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion

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Brian Setzer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Brian Setzer Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music

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Bruce Clarke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bruce Clarke

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Bruce Forman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Bucky Pizzarelli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Bucky Pizzarelli Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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Buzz Feiten is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Buzz Feiten

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Cal Collins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Cal Collins

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Calvin Keys is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Carl Filipiak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Carl Filipiak

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Carl Kress is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Carl Weingarten is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players

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Charlie Byrd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Famous Jazz Guitar Players
Charlie Byrd Swing music, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz