Wynton Marsalis, because he has great rhythm drive and technique and has received many rewards as well.
Troy Andrews, also known by the stage name Trombone Shorty, is a living jazz trombone player. His playing feels very connected with the audience and background music while playing trombone and singing. Here's a link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yRhacGLGEs
Branford Marsalis is a soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophonist. He has played with Art Blakey's big band, the band the Police, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers with his brother Wynton.
Arale Kaminsky - A live drummer
John Williams, got his start as a Jazz Pianist!
Seb Rochford because is an award winning soloist and he is the owner of the best hair in jazz!
Joshua Redman has shown through his persistence and devotion to 2 drastically different careers to be one of the Jazz living greats, and he was also voted Best New Artist in the 1992 Jazz Times reader's poll.
Bil Jackson -- a live clarinetist who not only plays jazz but also plays movements from F. Poulenc Sonata
Joshua Redman (sorry leon). He is a great saxophonist who was going to go to Yale Law School but then played in a jazz competition, won, got noticed by some people and has played proffesionally ever since.https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=joshua+redman+straight+no+chase&back=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%3Fp%3Djoshua%2Bredman%2Bstraight%2Bno%2Bchase%26type%3DC211US91021D20140727%26ei%3DUTF-8&fr=%26fr%3Dmcafee&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.OSSwLF6C7F0fY%252fy6gWsKQg%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfuenLGBDef8&tit=Straight+No+Chaser+by+Joshua+Redman+and+James+Carter&l=462&vid=277b1e68a24b1aee7a39e1a59171a7a2&sigr=11bnjos0o&sigb=134hr59h6&sigt=11keo7mcl&sigi=1210vrr66 this is him playing straight no chaser
Herbie Hancock, the writer of chameleon, and other famous jazz works
This is a version of Autunm Leaves that I first heard of by Ozzie Bailey featuring Ray Nance and Duke Ellington. Most of the song is in french, but it is very beautiful. It also has an interesting instrument soloing as well. So here it is.
In French Class our teacher played a song by Edith Piaf, named Milord. She also sings Autumn Leaves and it is very good.
I think I posted mine on last years so I'll do it again.
Delfeayo Marsalis. Partly because Wynton, Branford and him are all siblings. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Also there is Slide Hampton. He is an arranger, composer and a trombonist. He is very accomplished, with 2 Grammys and the NEA Jazz masters award. He has taught at many colleges and has toured/lead many different bands. He also owns a publishing company. He's a cool dude.
Ms. Phipps is the director of the Chenery Jazz Ensemble.