40 Famous Jazz Musician Today in 2023
Here is the list of the most, talented, famous, and handsome Jazz musicians.
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Micah Davis, professionally known as Masego, is a Jamaican-American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His music genres include jazz fusion, future soul, neo-soul, funk, and R&B. He plays instruments like saxophone, drums, guitar, and keyboard.
His extended plays include The Pink Polo EP, Loose Thoughts, and Studying Abroad. His debut album Lady Lady was released on September 7, 2018, with the record label EQT Recordings, LLC. Some of his singles include Tadow, Mystery Lady, My City, Yamz, Old Age, Queen Things, Good & Plenty, Navajo, Bliss Abroad, Lavish Lullaby, Prone, I Had A Vision, Veg Out, Passport, Polygamy, Shawty Fishin’, Just A Little, Sides of Me, Girls That Dance, African Lady, Bye Felicia, Shut Up & Groove, I Do Everything!, Black Love, and Favorite Things.
Masego was born on June 8, 1993, in Vosloorus, South Africa. His height is 6 feet 3 inches, his hair color is black, and his eye color is black. His net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
2 Tom Misch
Thomas Abraham Misch, well-known as Tom Misch is a British musician and composer. His genres include neo-soul, nu-jazz, funk, jazz, hip-hop, electronic, jazz-funk, acid jazz, R&B, jazz rap, ambient, nu-disco, and alternative. He plays instruments like guitar and violin.
He has worked with record labels like AWAL, Blue Note Records, and Kobalt Label Services. Some of his albums include Geography, Quarantine Sessions, What Kinda Music, Beat Tape 1, Beat Tape 2, 5 Day Mischon, Out to Sea, What Kinda Music, and Deezer Next. Some of his popular songs include It Runs Through Me, Movie, Disco Yes, Nightrider, Tidal Wave, Beautiful Escape, South of the River, Losing My Way, Water Baby and You’re On My Mind.
Misch was born on June 25, 1995, in London, England, United Kingdom. He studied music technology at Langley Park School for Boys. In 2014, he studied jazz guitar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in Greenwich.
3 Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Emily Spalding is an American singer, songwriter, composer, and bassist. Her music genres include jazz, jazz fusion, bassa nova, neo-soul, and R&B. Some of her albums include Esperanza, Songwrights Apothecary Lab, 12 Little Spells, Emily’s D+Evolution, Radio Music Society, Exposure, Junjo, Chamber Music Society, Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Porto da Madama, Radical Invisibility, and Tree of Life.
Some of her popular songs include I Know You Know, Radio Song, Black Gold, Formwela 4, I Can’t Help It, Formwela 1, Precious, Unconditional Love, Formwela 3, and Little Fly. She has won the Boston Music Awards, Grammy Awards, Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards.
Spalding was born on October 18, 1984, in Portland, Oregon, United States. Her height is 5 feet 6 inches, weight is 56kgs, hair color is black, and eye color is black. Her net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
4 Kamasi Washington
Kamasi Washington is an American musician, and jazz saxophonist, usually tenor saxophone. His albums include The Epic, Heaven and Earth, The Proclamation, Becoming, Light of the World, Live at 5th Street Dick’s, Emergency Exit, Spirit Reflection (Deluxe Edition), Dinner Party, Harmony of Difference, and The Choice.
Some of his popular songs include Street Fighter Mas, Fists of Fury, The Rhythm Changes, Change of the Guard, The Garden Path, Truth, Clair De Lune, Final Thought, Sun Kissed Child, and Cherokee.
He has worked with record labels like Brainfeeder, Young, and XL Recordings. He has won the Worldwide Winners Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and Libera Awards. Washington was born on February 18, 1981, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He graduated from the Academy of Music of Alexander Hamilton High School in Beverlywood. He later enrolled in UCLA, where he began playing with faculty members such as Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins, and Gerald Wilson.
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6 Christian Scott
Christian Scott, well-known as Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah is an American Jazz trumpeter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His genres include jazz, jazz fusion, hip-hop, and alternative rock.
His albums include Christian aTunde Adjuah, Stretch Music, Axiom, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, Ancestral Recall, The Emancipation Procrastination, Diaspora, Ruler Rebel, Rewind That, Live at Newport, Anthem, Ninety Miles Project, Unforgiving Cane, Tree of Live – The Album, Anthem (Japan), Sexy Magic Ride, The Centennial Trilogy, Christian Scott Collection, and Stop Hating Remix EP.
Some of his popular songs include Isadora, West of the West, The Last Chieftain, Sunrise in Beijing, Litany Against Fear, No Love, The Walk, and Twin.
Scott was born on March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. His height is 5 feet 9 inches, his hair color is brown, and his eye color is brown. His net worth is estimated to be $6 million.
7 Tiana Major9
Tiana Thomas-Ambersley, well-known as Tiana Major9 is a British singer, and songwriter. Her music genres include alternative R&B, neo-soul, jazz, and reggae. She has worked with the record labels Motown, and Zero Point Nine. In 2014, she gained recognition as a finalist in MOBO’s UnSung Competition.
Some of her albums include Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack, Back At Sixes And Sevens, Major Mantras, At Sixes And Sevens, and Rehearsal @ NINE. Some of her songs include Collide, Try Peace, Think About You, Same Space?, Worth My While, On God!, On Read, Exclusively, and What Would You Do?
Major9, was born on November 22, 1995, in London Borough of Newham, England. Her parents are from Jamaica. She grew up listening to and singing gospel in church. She studied at the City and Islington College.
8 Kamaal Williams
Kamaal Williams is a musician and record producer. His music genres include jazz, acid jazz, funk, and UK garage. He had a jazz group called Yuseff Kamaal alongside drummer Yussef Dayes in 2016. The duo’s debut album, Black Focus, earned them the Breakthrough Act Award at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards. Some of his other albums include Wu Hen, The Return, Live at Dekmantel Festival, and DJ-Kicks: Kamaal Williams. Some of his popular songs include Hold On, New Heights, One More Time, Save Me, Strings of Light, Snitches Brew, Street Dreams, Salaam, Big Rick, High Roller, Toulouse, Mr Wu, LDN Shuffle, 1989, The Return, Shinjuku, Mansur’s Message, When It’s All Over, Aisha, Remembrance, Yo Chavez, Rhythm Commission, Black Focus, Joint 17, and Medina.
Williams was born in the year 1989, in Peckham, London, United Kingdom. His record label is Brownswood Recordings.
9 Ezra Collective
Ezra Collective is a British jazz quintet. The group is composed of 5 members – drummer and bandleader Femi Koleoso, Bassist TJ Koleoso, Keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, Trumpeter Ife Ogunjobi, and Tenor saxophonist James Mollison. The group mixes elements from afro-beat, hip-hop, and soul. They frequently collaborate with London-based jazz musicians Moses Boyd, and Nubya Garcia. They released their first album Chapter 7 in 2016. Their other albums include Juan Pablo: The Philosopher, an extended play released in 2017, Chapter 7 + Juan Pablo: The Philosopher in 2017, Where I’m Meant To Be released in 2022, and You Can’t Steal My Joy, released in 2019.
Their popular songs include Ego Killah, Pure Shade, Life Goes On, People Saved, The Philosopher, Victory Dance, Footprints, Dark Side Riddim, Reason in Disguise, Colonial Mentality, Shakara, Chris and Jane, Children Of The Internet, Chasing the Square, Red Whine, People in Trouble, and King Of The Trouble.
10 Alfa Mist
Alfa Mist is a British musician, songwriter, and producer. His music genre is Jazz and he plays instruments like piano and Electric piano. His music involves a mix of hip-hop and club tropes with Jazz improvisation. In 2015, he released his first solo Nocturne. He also owns a music label called Sekito. Some of his albums include Antiphon, Structuralism, Epoch, and Bring Backs. Some of his extended plays include Nocturne, 7th October (Epilogue) released on October 7, 2018, On My Ones released on February 28, 2020, and Two For Mistake released on November 17, 2021.
Mist was born on August 15, 1990, in Newham, London, England, United Kingdom. He started his music career at the age of 15. He attended Langdon Academy and Newham Sixth Form College. His hair color is black, and his eye color is black.
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11 Shabaka Hutchings
Shabaka Hutchings is a British jazz musician, bandleader, and composer. His music genres include jazz, jazz fusion, free jazz, afrobeat, spiritual jazz, and world music. He plays instruments like saxophone, clarinet, bass, shakuhachi, and quena. Shabaka is the lead of the bands Shabaka, Sons of Kemet, and the Ancestors. He has played the saxophone with Floating Points, Mulatu Astatke, Polar Bear, Melt Yourself Down, Sun Ra Arkestra, Heliocentrics, and Zed-U.
Some of his albums include Afrikan Culture, Black to the Future, Your Queen Is A Reptile, We Are Sent Here by History, Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam, Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery, Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do, 100% YES, and A.R.E. Project.
He has worked with the record labels Impulse! Records, Jazz re:freshed. Hutchings was born in the year 1984, in London, United Kingdom. He graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. His popular songs include Black Skin Black Masks, Summon The Fire, Black Mediation, and My Queen Is Ada Eastman.
12 Nubya Garcia
Nubya Nyasha Garcia is an English jazz musician, composer, bandleader, and saxophonist. Her music genre is jazz and her instrument is the tenor saxophone. She has worked with record labels like Jazz re:freshed, Domino, Concord and Jazz. In 2017, she released her first album Nubya’s 5ive. In 2020, she released her second album Source and in 2021, she released her third album SOURCE + WE MOVE. Some of her popular songs include Pace, Lost Kingdoms, Boundless Beings, Stand With Each Other, Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be, The Message Continues, When We Are, Source, La cumbia me está llamando, Inner Game, Fly Free, Once, A Shade of Jade, Hold, Inside the Acorn, Officer Let Me Go To School, Contemplation, Running on a Flame, Queen Assa, For Adama, Dedicated To Marie Paule, Osiris, Foulden Road, Welcome to a New Welcome, Red Sun, Step To It, Black Bodies, Harlem to Haarlem, and You Didn’t Care.
Gracia was born in the year 1991, in Camden Town, London, England. She has won PRS Foundation Award, Jazz FM Awards, South Bank Sky Arts Awards, Parliamentary Jazz Awards, and JTI Award.
Cecily is a jazz musician, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her soprano and honest lyrics. Her music style is mid-century soul, jazz, 90’s, R&B and re-imagined folk music. Her debut album Songs of Love and Freedom was released in 2019. The album garnered her a 2019 Wammie Award for Best Soul Album and it was named Best New Soul on Bandcamp. Some of her albums include Awakening Pt. 1, Songs of Love and Freedom, Pisces, Cecily EP, Heaven In Your Eyes, and Too Much. Some of her popular songs include Pisces, Your Idea of Beautiful, Yearning: An Interlude, Hope, Song for Bobby Smith, Can You Feel It?, Healing: An Interlude, Grow, and Don’t Hide the Sun. Cecily was born and raised in Washington DC, United States. She has a degree in Political Science and Black Studies.
14 Joe Armon-Jones
Joseph Armon-Jones, well-known as Joe Armon-Jones is a British musician, composer, producer, keyboardist, and bandleader. His music genres include Jazz, Reggae, and Hip-Hop/Rap. He released his first extended play, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher was released in 2017. His other extended play was Idiom. In 2018, he released his first album Starting Today. In 2019, he released two albums Turn to Clear View, and You Can’t Steal My Joy. His 2019 albums were one of the top 10 albums of the year. He is also a member of Ezra Collective and Nubya Garcia’s band.
Jones was born in February 1993, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. His mother is a singer, and his father is a jazz pianist.
15 Jazzmeia Horn
Jazzmeia Horn is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and musician. Her music genres include jazz, jazz fusion, and R&B. She studied music at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. In 2009, she performed her first live radio show on the Junior Mance WBGO radio show in Newark, New Jersey.
She has also performed at Ginny’s Supper Club, the Metropolitan Room, and The Apollo. In 2017, she was featured as one of the stars of South Australia’s Generations in Jazz. Her debut album, A Social Call was released in 2017.
Her other album Love & Liberation was released in 2019. Some of her popular songs include Free Your Mind, Social Call, Tight, The Peacocks, Green Eyes, Out The Window, Searchin’, People Make The World Go Round, I Remember You, and Legs and Arms. She is the winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and the Rising Star Award.
Horn was born on April 19, 1991, in Dallas, Texas, United States. Her net worth is estimated to be $3 million.
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16 Joel Ross
Joel Ross is a musician, singer, and vibraphonist-composer. He released his first extended play Kingdom Business in 2016. In 2019, he released the album, Kingmaker.
He released two albums – Broken Circles and Who Are You? in 2020, the same year he released the album The Parable Of The Poet. Some of his well-known songs include Altitude, Prayer, GUILT, My Universe, DOXOLOGY, More?, Ill Relations, Yana, Touched by an Angel, 3-1-2, WAIL, See the Birds, Such Is Life, Gato’s Gift, Dream, Marshland, CHOICES, Home, After The Rain, Vartha, Calling, The Grand Struggle Against Fear, THE IMPETUS, BENEDICTION, KingMaker, Is It Love That Inspires You?, Calling, When My Head Is Cold, King’s Loop, The Nurturer, and Ghost for the Offering. He was nominated for the Edison Jazz/World – International Award.
17 Ashley Henry
Ashley Henry is a musician, singer, producer, and songwriter. In 2016, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. He has performed with Jason Marsalis and collaborated with legends Terence Blancard and Jean Toussaint. He has worked with record labels like Jazz re:fresh, Sony Classical Records, Silvertone Records, and Sony Musique. His albums include Easter – EP, Ashley Henry’s 5ive, and Beautiful Vinyl Hunter. His popular songs include Between the Lines, Cranes, The World Is Yours, Monk’s Dream, Dark Honey, Realisations, Pressure, and Sunrise.
At the age of just 25, he was commissioned as guest resident Musical Director for Jazz Café, London, and Ronnie Scotts. In March 2017, he was nominated for the Jazz FM Award as Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Live Experience of the Year.
Henry was born in November 1991, in South London, England, United Kingdom. His height is 6 feet 1 inch, weight is 84kgs, hair color is black, and eye color is brown.
18 Elena Pinderhughes
Elena Pinderhughes is a vocalist, songwriter, and flutist. She began singing and playing the flute at the age of seven. At the age of 9, she performed and recorded her first CD, Catch 22.
At the age of 11, she was featured in The Music in Me. She has won the best soloist awards at festivals and from Downbeat magazine. She is the recipient of the YoungArts Gold Award, US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and Downbeats.
Elena is a member of the Grammy Band, San Francisco Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Young Musicians Choral Orchestra. Some of her albums include Stretch Music, New Standards, Self-Titled, Ships Come In, Ruler Rebel, Ancestral Recall, Impedance EP, Diaspora, 12 AM in Bali, Get Away, The Centennial Trilogy, and Axiom.
Some of her songs include Get Away, WindFlower, Respected Destroyer, and Uplifted Heart. Pinderhughes was born in 1995 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in the Bay Area, California, United States.
19 Poppy Ajudha
Poppy Ajudha is a British jazz musician, composer, and record label owner. She released her first extended play FEMME in 2018, and her other extended play Patience was released in 2018. In 2022, she released her debut album The Power In Us. Some of her popular songs include Holiday From Reality, No!, Watermelon Man, Weakness, When You Watch Me, Strong Womxn, David’s Song, Love Falls Down, Spilling Into You, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, She Is The Sun, Change Your Mind, The Man You Aim to be, Low Ride, Tepid Soul, Fall Together, Where Did I Go?, Land of the Free, Inside of Me, All For You, Fall Together Outro, Interlude, Cranes in the Sky, and Power You Might Share. Ajudha owns a recording label named Poppy Ajudha.
20 Kendrick Scott
Kendrick Allen DeWitt Scott is an American jazz drummer, composer, and bandleader. His music genre includes jazz. He owns a record label called World Culture Music. Some of his albums include A Wall Becomes A Bridge, The Source, First In Mind, Our Point of View, Early Songs, Promise, Encounters, and SFJAZZ Collective 2. Some of his popular songs include Cycling Through Reality, Be Water, We Are the Drum, This Song in Me, Metamorphosis, Airegin, You Know I Care, In A Dream, Weak, Hopscotch, Git! I Have A Dream, Toy Tune, But Beautiful, A New Beginning, Horizons, Serenity, Celia, The Catalyst, Liberty or Death, Henya, First In Mind, Lotus, Let’s Face The Music and Dance, Second Light, Within Me, View From Above, Nardis, The Long Shadow, Mocean, and Mantra.
Scott was born on July 8, 1980, in Houston, Texas, United States. Scott has performed with many artists including Jazz Crusaders, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Kenny Garrett, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Gretchen Parlato, and Terence Blanchard.
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21 Makaya McCraven
Makaya McCraven is a French-American jazz musician, jazz drummer, and bandleader. His genres include jazz, rap, and pop rock. His albums include Deciphering The Message, Universal Beings, In These Times, Universal Beings E&F Sides, In The Moment, Highly Rare, Where We Come From, Moving Cities, Split Decision, Bassprint, and GMG. He has been part of the music groups The Bobby Broom Trio (since 2014) and The Bobby Broom Organi-Station (since 2014). His record labels include International Anthem/ Nonesuch, Blue Note Records, Ropeadope Records, Origin Records, International Anthem, XL Recordings, Chicago Sessions, and I See Colors.
McCraven was born on October 19, 1983, in Paris, France. His father Stephen McCraven is a jazz drummer and his mother Ágnes Zsigmondi is a Hungarian singer. At the age of three, his family moved to Massachusetts, United States. He studied music at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
22 Moses Boyd
Moses Boyd is a British jazz composer, bandleader, record producer, and radio host. His music genres include jazz, nu-jazz, electro-jazz, fusion, and jazz-rock. Boyd, along with saxophonist Binker Golding, formed the band Binker & Moses. They released three consecutive albums. One of their albums won the MOBO Award, Two Jazz FM Awards, and a Parliamentary Jazz Award. In 2020, the duo released their fourth album Feeding the Machine.
He is also a part of another band called Moses Boyd Exodus, also known as Exodus. The band released several mixtapes. The group consists of tubist Theon Cross, guitarist Artie Zaitz, Saxophonist Binker Golding, and trombonist Nathaniel Cross.
Boyd owns a recording label called Exodus Records. He made his solo debut with the extended play Absolute Zero in 2017. His albums include Dark Matter, Displaced Diaspora, Journey to the Mountain of Forever, Dem Ones, Alive in the East?, and Escape the Flames. Some of his popular songs include Shades of You, Stranger Than Fiction, 2 Far Gone, The Code, Rye Lane Shuffle, Dancing in the Dark, Waiting on the Night Bus, Y.O.Y.O, Only You, and The Balance.
Boyd was born on April 30, 1991, in London, United Kingdom. He has won the AIM Independent Music Awards, MOBO Awards, Jazz FM Awards, Parliamentary Jazz Awards, PRS for Music Foundation, Worldwide Awards, and Worshipful Company of Musicians.
23 Blue Lab Beats
Blue Lab Beats is a jazztronica duo from London. This includes NK-OK (aged 23) and Mr. DM – David Mrakpor (aged 28). Their genres include jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, R&B and others. Their record label is All Points. All these genres mixed together, it is the sound of Blue Lab Beats. The duo signed to the legendary label Blue Note Records in 2020. They released their first album in 2017. Their albums include Motherland Journey, Xover, The Sounds of Aphrotronics, Voyage, We Will Rise, Vibe Central and Freedom. Some of their popular songs include Nights In Havana, Don’t Let It Get Away, Dat It, Slow Down, Movement, I’ll Be Here For You, Motherland Journey, Hi There, and Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye.
24 Oscar Jerome
Oscar Jerome is a British jazz musician. His music genre is R&B and Soul. He has worked with record labels like PLATOON, Independent, Virgin Music UK LAS (License External), Virgin Music UK LAS (S&D), and Jeromeo. Jerome is part of a music group called Kokoroko. Some of his albums include Live in Amsterdam in 2019, Breathe Deep in 2020, The Spoon in 2022, and Could We Be More released in 2022. He released his first extended play Where Are Your Branches? in 2018 and released his second extended play Breathe Deep Remixes, released in 2020.
Some of his popular songs include Sun For Someone, Abusey Junction, Give Back What You Stole From Me, Your Saint, Where Are Your Branches, Coy Moon, Give Back What U Stole From Me, Gravitate, Do You Really, Smile On A Screen, No Need, Sweet Isolation, Joy Is You, Berlin 1, Age of Ascent, 2 Sides, Subdued, No Need At All, Uman, Lizard Street, Cosmic Egg, Carry Me Home, Dide O, Adwa, Green With Envy, Chromatic Descendants, and We Give Thanks. Jerome was born and raised in Norwich, United Kingdom. He has won the Worldwide Awards.
25 Immanuel Wilkins
Immanuel Wilkins is an American musician. His music genre is modern jazz and his instrument is the saxophone. He studied jazz courses at the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. As a teenager, he had the opportunity to perform the national anthem before the Philadelphia Eagles game in 2009.
He studied at the Juilliard School under Steve Wilson, Joe Temperley, and Bruce Williams. Wilkins has worked with musicians like David Weiss, EJ Strickland, Jason Moran, Gerald Clayton, the Count Basie Orchestra, Gretchen Parlato, Solange Knowles, Bob Dylan, Harish Raghavan, and Wynton Marsalis. In the late 2010s, he led his own band and performed his own compositions at jazz clubs and venues such as Smoke, The Jazz Gallery, Jamaica Centre of Arts, and Smalls. He released his debut album Omega along with Micah Thomas, Daryl Johns, and Kweku in 2020.
In 2022, he released his other album, The 7th Hand. Some of his popular songs include Omega, The Dreamer, Fugitive Ritual Selah, Grace and Mercy, Warriors, Emanation, Mary Turner – An American Tradition, Don’t Break, and Part 2. Saudade.
Wilkins was born in the year 1998, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. His record label is Blue Note Records.
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26 Ego Ella May
Ego Ella May is a singer, songwriter and musician from South London. Her music genres include R&B and Soul. She writes lyrics from the heart and she believes that performing live is important to share and connect with the people who enjoy music. She has worked with Oscar Jerome, Joe Armon-Jones, Wu-Lu, and Eddie Hick. Some of her albums include So Far released in 2019, Fieldnotes pt II, an extended play released in 2022, and Honey For Wounds released in 2020. Some of her songs include Give A Little, Introvert Hotline, Tonight I’m Drowning, The Morning Side of Love, In The Morning, For Those Who Left, Beautiful Days, Table for One, I Hope We Never Break Up, YoYo, Speck of Dust, Sonnet 17, Rush Hour Crush, Next to Nothing, Calling You, Alone, and Last Time I Checked.
27 Yazmin Lacey
Yazmin Lacey is a jazz composer, singer, and songwriter. Her music genres include R&B and Soul. Some of the record labels she has worked with include Own Your Own Records, First Word Records, and Running Circle. She released her first extended play Black Moon in 2017. In 2018, she released her second album When the Sun Dumps 90 Degrees. In 2020, she released her first album Morning Matters.
Lacey’s popular songs include Own Your Own, I’ll Never Stop Loving You, 90 Degrees, Morning Sunrise, Body Needs Healing, Not Today Mate, Morning Matters, Burn & Rise, Own Your Own, Another Like This, Something My Heart Trusts, Lately, Black Moon, Heaven, A Mother Lost, Protection, Pieces, Follow Me, Still, Marie, Buffering, Sun Is Ours, Wake Up, Dusk I Dawan, Dust, Atmosphere, Red, and Only You.
28 Lady Blackbird
Lady Blackbird is a jazz musician, singer, and songwriter. In 2021, she released her debut album Black Acid Soul. Some of her songs include It’ll Never Happen Again, Feel It Coming, Blackbird, Beware the Stranger, Black Acid Soul, Staring At The Sun, Baby I Just Don’t, Sunlight, Boomerang, Woman, Broken Windows, Yoshi’s Highway, Just Smile. I Am What I Am, Don’t Wanna Be Normal, Foremost Poets, Don’t Wanna Be Normal, Nobody’s Sweetheart, Ruler of My Heart, Collage, Lost and Looking, Fix It, Did Somebody Make A Fool Out of You, Five Feet Tall, and It’s Not That Easy. The singer is currently on tour all over Europe. The debut album was released on September 3, 2022, via Foundation Music/BMG. The Songs were recorded in legendary Studio B in Sunset Sound, and produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Seefried.
29 Steam Down
Steam Down is an artist collective based in Deptford, South-East London. It is a weekly event and music community and was founded by multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer Ahnansé in May 2017.
It was initially created to connect London-based musicians and producers. After that, it evolved into a weekly event. Steam Down artists and their extended musical family generate spontaneous sonic soundscapes reflecting their lives in the city.
Steam Down has received two Jazz FM Awards – The Innovation Award sponsored by Mishcon de Reya and the Live Experience of the Year Award. Some of its top tracks include Etcetera, Free My Skin, Five Fruit, Empower, Untie, Free My Skin II, Can’t Hold Me Back, and Empower.
30 Jas Kayser
Jas Kayser is a musician, drummer, and bandleader. She leads the Jas & Chums band. Her music genre is jazz and she has worked with the record label Jazz re:freshed. She released her first extended play Jas 5ive in 2022. In 2020, she worked on the album Unforced Rhythm of Grace, an extended play. Some of her songs include Feel It, DREAM, Fela’s Words, Darkness in the Light, Jamie’s Blues, Ku Variation, Stupid on the Beat, and Half-Race Face. As a musician, she worked on the single Darkness In The Light, which features Ava Joseph and Giacomo Smith, released in 2020. She also appeared in Pa’ Reflexionar, a single by Jonathan Suazo, featuring Gerry Pomales, along with Gabriel Vicens.
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31 Nala Sinephro
Nala Sinephro is a Caribbean-Belgian jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist. Her genres include jazz, ambient, and avant-garde jazz. She plays instruments like pedal harp, modular synthesiser, keyboard, piano, violin, and bagpipes. She has worked with the label Wrap Records.
In 2021, she released her debut album Space 1.8. Some of her songs include Space 1, Space 2, Space 3, Space 4, Space 5, Space 6, Space 7, Space 8, Live at Real World Studios, Ada, and Live At Real World Studios.
Sinephro was born in Belgium. She grew up on the outskirts of Brussels. Her father was a jazz saxophonist, and her mother was a classical piano teacher. She currently resides in London. She attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and then later enrolled in a jazz college. But she dropped out due to racial disparity. As a guest, she has appeared in Tympanum in 2021, along with Robert Ames and in Together is a Beautiful Place to Be (Nala Sinephro Remix) in 2021 with Nubya Garcia.
32 Camille Munn
Camille Munn is a jazz musician, singer, and songwriter. Her jazz mixture style is a little bit of jazz, soul, and electric sound, making it a neo-soul genre. Some of her albums include Coulda Woulda Shoulda, Eighteen released in 2019, Sunsets With You released in 2020, Free Game, Love Me B4 released in 2021, Sippin’ released in 2021, and Blue released in 2020. Her album Eighteen has the highest rank among her other albums.
Munn’s popular songs include Sunsets with You, Bankroll Intro, Sippin’, Keep Swimming, and Blue. Munn is a versatile singer who has touched many different styles.
33 Nubiyan Twist
Nubiyan Twist is a jazz band consisting of Joe Henwood, Luke Wynter, Nick Richards, Cherise, Denis Scully, Tom Excell, Finn Booth, Pilo Adami, Johny Ense, and Oliver Cadman. Nubiyan Twist’s albums include Nubiyan Twist released in 2015, Siren Song an extended play, released in 2016, Dance Inna London/ All The Pieces, an extended play released in 2017, Jungle Run released in 2019, and Freedom Fables released in 2021. Their genres include jazz, afrobeat, world music, neo-soul, R&B and soul. The band has worked with record labels like Strut Record, and Wormfood. Some of the band’s popular songs include Morning Light, Tell It To Me Slowly, Figure Numatic, Ma Wonka, Siren Song, If I Know, Buckle Up, Work Horse, Permission, Straight Lines, Keeper, Wipe Away Tears, Basa Basa, Crocodile, Him Himself, Through The Noise, Borders, Dance Inna London, WorkHouse Mode, Shake Me Down, If Only, Brother, Portraits, They Talk, and Turu. The band was nominated for the Jazz FM Awards in 2017.
34 Theon Cross
Theon Cross is a British jazz composer and tuba player. He released his first extended play Aspirations in 2015. His debut album Fyah was released on February 15, 2019, with the label Gearbox Records. On October 29, 2021, she released the album Intra-I, with the label New Soil Records. He has also collaborated on a few albums like Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do, Your Queen Is A Reptile, Black to the Future, and Five Fruits. His popular singles include Forward Progression II, The Spiral, We Go Again, Play Mass, Wings, My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu, T Never Forget The Source, My Queen Is Harriet Tubman, Hustle, My Queen Is Ada Eastman, In The Castle of My Skin, My Queen is Anna Julia Cooper, Pick Up Your Burning Cross, Think of Home, Epistrophy, Trust The Journey, We Go Again, and Breadfruit.
Cross was born in 1993, in London, England, United Kingdom. His father is Jamaican and his mother is Saint Lucian. At the age of 8, he started to take tenor horn lessons. During his mid-teens, he switched to tuba. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked with Jon Batiste, Makaya McCraven, Lafawndah, Kano, and Emeli Sandé.
35 Miles Mosley
Miles Mosley is an American composer, music producer, songwriter, arranger, vocalist, and bassist. His music genres include jazz, soul, hip-hop, fusion, and rock. He plays instruments like double bass, guitar, and piano. He released his first album Alone I Play in 2007. In 2017, he released his second album UPRISING. Some of his popular songs include Young Lion, Abraham, Reap A Soul, L.A. Won’t Bring You Down, Shadow of Doubt, Tuning Out, Your Only Cover, Heartbreaking Efforts of Others, More Than This, Fire, Sky High, Lovely Rita, Brother, Got Money, Bear, Slept So Long, Last Legal Drug, Falling Away From Me, Dirty, Clarity, Rise, Be Where I Be, System, Alone I Break, Kick the P.A., Got the Life, Sidelines, Shine, Careless, Ain’t Seen Doug, and Not Meant For Me.
Mosley was born in the year 1980, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. He was named after Miles Davis III, an American trumpeter, and bandleader.
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Cherise is a UK-based jazz and soul vocalist, flautist, and composer. At the age of 26, she won Jazz FM’s Vocalist of the Year Award. In 2020, she won the Vocalist of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Cherize was featured on Disney’s Christmas campaign alongside jazz legend Gregory Porter. Some of her albums include Sunrise, Remedy released in 2021, Rise released in 2021, Sunrise released in 2020, and Paradise released in 2020. In 2021, her first extended play Remedy was released.
Harleighblu is a UK-based musician. She has been involved in music from a very young age. She grew up surrounded by her mother’s record collection. Her music genre is Neo-Soul. She has a soulful voice which she usually accompanies with eclectic and bass interludes. Her songs are always packed with a punch of rhythm and rich harmonisation. Some of her albums include She, Forget Me Not, Futurespective, Pt.1, Futurespective, Pt.2, Futurespective, Pt.3, Who’s That Girl?, Amorine, Amorine (instrumental versions), and Let Me Be.
Some of her popular songs include Enough Now, Let Me Be, Present, Play Me, Vintage Love, Queen Dem, MMM, Casanova, One Rule, I Believe, Killing My Heart, Love Like This, Reverse, Untitled (Interlude), Cake, Who’s That Girl, Fluffy, Save Me, Love of My Life, Without You, Joanna, and Higher Than a Kite.
Harleighblu was born on November 7, 1991, in Nottingham, England, United Kingdom.
Síomha is an Irish singer and guitarist. Her music genres include jazz, folk, R&B/Soul and neo-soul. With her soulful melodies, she effortlessly takes the audience on an unexpected and unforgettable journey. In 2022, she released her debut album, Infinite Space, which is a collection of songs in both Irish and English. Her songs include Craobhacha, Spéir Rua, Right From The Start, Infinite Space, How To Change Your Mind, Mind Go Slow, FLY!, Come To Say Goodbye, Why Did We Fall In Love?, Saol, Machnamh, How It Feels, July Red Sky, and Cover Me. She has toured with Paul Brady, Moxie, Joey Dosik, Notify, and Wyvern Lingo at festivals such as Electric Picnic, and Celtic Connections.
Yakul is a jazz and soul movement band. The band includes James Berkeley (vocals and Keys) Tom Caldwell-Nichols (bass), Sam Hughes (drums), and Leo Utton (guitar). The band is based out of Brighton, United Kingdom. Some of their albums include Rise Indigo, April, Wrong Way, What Does It Feel Like?, Cross My Line, Company, Kaleidoscope, North and South, Blossoming, Daydreaming, Bad Karma, Realigned, and In The Air. Some of the band’s popular songs include Getting Late, Wrong Way, Company, and Streetlight.
40 Chelsea Carmichael
Chelsea Carmichael is a jazz composer, saxophonist, and arranger. She is a part of a Mercury-nominated band Driftglass. Shabaka Hutchings invited Carmichael to record the first release on his new label Native Rebel Records. She recorded songs with Eddie Hick, Dave Okumu, and Tom Herbert. In 2021, she released her debut album The River Doesn’t Like Strangers with the music group SEED Ensemble. Some of her songs include Fractals, All We Know, Mirrors, Bone and Soil, The River Doesn’t Like Strangers, The Darkies, Interplanetary Migration, Afronaut, Myriad, There Is A Place, There Is You and You, Stargaze #1: KATIN, Outlines, The Healer, The Dream Keeper, WAKE, Hiaro, Stargaze #2: LAU, and Noor.
Carmichael was born and raised in Warrington with her parents, who were both dancers on the Northern jazz and funk scene.
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41 Jamael Dean
Jamael Dean is a jazz musician, producer, and pianist. He is a jazz prodigy who has collaborated and performed with musicians like Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kamasi Washington, and Carlos Niño. His music reflects the influence of his Los Angeles contemporaries and jazz ancestors including Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, and drummer Donald Dean. From 2014 to 2016, he was a member of Thelonious Monk Institute National Performing Arts High School Septet. In 2016, he won the Dolo Coker Scholarship which earned him a spot on the 2016 Grammy Band Jazz combo. He is known for albums like Black Space Tapes, Primordial Waters, Ished Tree, Oblivion, Extra Presence, and More Energy Fields, Current. Dean is the grandson of Donald Dean. He was born in 1998, in Bakersfield, California.
42 Binker Golding
Binker Golding is a Jazz musician and saxophonist from London. He is one half of the MOBO-winning jazz duo Binker and Moses. In 2007, he graduated with a BA in Jazz degree from Middlesex University. He studied classical music formally and jazz independently. His albums include Dream Like A Dogwood Wild Boy, Journey to the Mountain of Forever, Dem Ones, Alive in the East?, Ex Nihilo, and Escape the Flames. Some of his popular songs include Strange-Beautiful Remembered, Wide Open Lows, I Forgot Santa Monica, My Two Dads, Love Me Like A Woman, ‘Til My Heart Stops, You That Place That Time, and With What I Know Now.
Binker was born in Enfield, North London, United Kingdom.
43 Matters Unknown
Matters Unknown is a project from Jonny Enser, a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and the brass contributor to Nubiyan Twist. He put together an ensemble that features musicians from the UK. The members have different languages for conversing with the compositions. It includes musicians from Nerija, Emma Jean Thackray, and Noya Rao. The debut album We Aren’t Just was released on October 28, 2022. The other albums include Orange Triangle, Hewester, BlindSport, and A Beginning.
Some of the songs include Other Side, Come As You Are, Orange Triangle, A Beginning, Hewester, BlindSpot, A Divinity, Ardu, Apollo, Native, World, Presence, Shoulders Bob, and Bump.
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