MODERN JAZZ GUITARISTS – TOP 10

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

PAT METHENY
born in the Missouri, USA, he’s probably the most famous modern jazz guitarist of nowadays.

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN
Also known as Mahavishnu, he is an English jazz fusion guitarist.

JOHN SCOFIELD
Often called “Sco”, he is an American jazz-rock guitarist influenced by blues music.

BILL FRISELL
With a particylary genre, a mix of folk and jazz, he’s famous since the 80’s.

MIKE STERN
The king of jazz rock !

KURT ROSENWINKEL
He represents a new age of jazz guitarists and musicians in the 90’s. Here is a video of him with Shai Maestro

JULIAN LAGE
He’s part of the new generation of comtemporary jazz guitarists. He participated in Ben Wendel’s project The Seasons.

GILAD HEKSELMAN
He’s an Israeli jazz musician, now worldwide famous. You can watch him on Jazz Screen !

MATTHEW STEVENS
Like Julian Lage, he represents the New-York jazz scene. Amazing live here on Jazz Screen !

WES MONTGOMERY
Wes Montgomery is the beginning of everything, he’s the father of jazz guitar.