When people think about jazz music, they think about trumpeters or saxophonists. But nowadays, jazz guitarists have an important place in jazz world. Modern jazz guitarists were more popular with the expansion of jazz rock in the 70’s. We selected the most important guitar jazz players of jazz history, until today.
TOP 10 MODERN JAZZ GUITARISTS
born in the Missouri, USA, he’s probably the most famous modern jazz guitarist of nowadays.
Also known as Mahavishnu, he is an English jazz fusion guitarist.
Often called “Sco”, he is an American jazz-rock guitarist influenced by blues music.
With a particylary genre, a mix of folk and jazz, he’s famous since the 80’s.
The king of jazz rock !
He represents a new age of jazz guitarists and musicians in the 90’s. Here is a video of him with Shai Maestro
He’s part of the new generation of comtemporary jazz guitarists. He participated in Ben Wendel’s project The Seasons.
He’s an Israeli jazz musician, now worldwide famous. You can watch him on Jazz Screen !
Like Julian Lage, he represents the New-York jazz scene. Amazing live here on Jazz Screen !
Wes Montgomery is the beginning of everything, he’s the father of jazz guitar.