List of jazz fusion musicians

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The following are notable jazz fusion performers or bands.

For performers of smooth jazz, a more radio-friendly, pop-infused variant of fusion, see List of smooth jazz performers.


Name Instrument Born-Died Genres Jazz fusion connections Notable jazz fusion recordings
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Abercrombie, JohnJohn Abercrombie Guitar 1944 Progressive jazz, jazz fusion, post bop Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Brecker Brothers, Gateway, Kenny Kirkland With Gateway: Gateway (1975)
Acuña, AlexAlex Acuña Percussion 1944 jazz, jazz fusion, Afro-Cuban jazz Weather Report, John Patitucci, Joe Zawinul, Larry Carlton, Alphonso Johnson, Brent Fischer, Clare Fischer With Weather Report: Black Market (1976), Heavy Weather (1977)
Alias, DonDon Alias Percussion 1939-2006 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Weather Report, Jack DeJohnette With Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (1970)
Auger, BrianBrian Auger Keyboards 1939 Jazz fusion Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity, CAB, The Steampacket With CAB: CAB 2 (2001), CAB 4 (2003)
Azmeh, KinanKinan Azmeh Clarinet 1976 Jazz fusion Hewar
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Bailey, VictorVictor Bailey Bass 1960 Jazz, Jazz fusion, Pop Joe Zawinul, Weather Report, Larry Coryell, Billy Cobham
Baker, GingerGinger Baker Drums 1939 Jazz, Jazz fusion, Blues-rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, World music Ginger Baker's Air Force, Ginger Baker's African Force
Banks, LouisLouis Banks Keyboards 1941 Jazz, film score, theatre, world music John McLaughlin
Batten, JenniferJennifer Batten Guitar 1957 instrumental rock, hard rock, electronica, progressive rock,jazz fusion Jeff Beck, Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage
Beard, JimJim Beard Keyboards 1960 Jazz fusion John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, Bob Berg
Beck, JeffJeff Beck Guitar 1944 Blues-rock, jazz fusion, instrumental rock, hard rock, electronica, progressive rock The Jeff Beck Group, Upp As leader: Blow by Blow (1975), Wired (1976)
Berlin, JeffJeff Berlin Bass 1953 Jazz, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock Bill Bruford, Clare Fischer, Patrick Moraz, Bx3
Bernhardt, WarrenWarren Bernhardt Keyboards 1938 Jazz, Jazz fusion Mike Mainieri, Steps Ahead, Kazumi Watanabe
Bona, RichardRichard Bona Bass 1967 Jazz fusion, World Fusion Larry Coryell, Brecker Brothers, Kenny Kirkland, Mike Stern, Steve Gadd, Pat Metheny Group, Zawinul Syndicate
Brecker, MichaelMichael Brecker Saxophone 1949-2007 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, R&B, rock Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Steps Ahead
Brecker, RandyRandy Brecker Trumpet 1945 Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, Rock Brecker Brothers, Billy Cobham, Kenny Kirkland, Frank Zappa, Jaco Pastorius
Bruce, JackJack Bruce Bass 1943 Blues-rock, psychedelic rock, jazz fusion, hard rock, acid rock John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Larry Coryell, Mitch Mitchell, Tony Williams Lifetime, Tony Williams, Kenny Kirkland, Larry Young
Brunel, BunnyBunny Brunel Bass Jazz fusion Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, CAB
Bullock, HiramHiram Bullock Guitar 1955-2008 Jazz, jazz fusion Jaco Pastorius, Brecker Brothers, Marcus Miller, Steps Ahead
Bunn, TonyTony Bunn Bass 1957 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk Michal Urbaniak, Harold Ivory Williams, Dennis Chambers
Burton, GaryGary Burton Vibraphone 1943 Jazz, jazz fusion Larry Coryell, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Peter Erskine, Mitchel Forman, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Dave Holland As leader: Duster (1967)
Byrd, DonaldDonald Byrd Trumpet 1932-2000 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk Clare Fischer, Harvey Mason, Alphonse Mouzon
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Carlton, LarryLarry Carlton Guitar 1948 Jazz, Smooth jazz, jazz fusion, pop, rock Steve Lukather, Robben Ford, Kenny Kirkland, Clare Fischer
Caron, AlainAlain Caron Bass 1955 Jazz, jazz fusion Uzeb, Didier Lockwood
Chambers, DennisDennis Chambers Drums 1959 Jazz, Jazz fusion, Funk music, Latin Rock John Scofield, Brecker Brothers, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern
Chase, BillBill Chase Trumpet 1934-1974 Jazz Rock Chase
Clarke, StanleyStanley Clarke Bass 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, rock, pop, R&B Return to Forever, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, SMV, George Duke, Kenny Kirkland As leader: Stanley Clarke (1974), School Days, with Return to Forever: Light as a Feather (1973), Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973), Where Have I Known You Before (1974), Romantic Warrior (1976), Musicmagic (1977)
Cobham, BillyBilly Cobham Drums 1944 Jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop, funk, progressive rock, rock and roll, soul Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jack Bruce, Kenny Kirkland, John McLaughlin As leader: Spectrum (1973), with Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame (1971), Birds of Fire (1972), Between Nothingness and Eternity (1973), The Lost Trident Sessions (1973)
Colaiuta, VinnieVinnie Colaiuta Drums 1956 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock, funk, thrash metal, heavy metal Frank Zappa, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Christian McBride, Five Peace Band
Connors, BillBill Connors Guitar 1949 Jazz, Jazz fusion Return to Forever, Stanley Clarke
Corea, ChickChick Corea Keyboards 1941 Jazz, Jazz fusion, Post bop, Latin jazz, Classical Music, Avant-garde jazz Return to Forever, Five Peace Band, Chaka Khan As leader: The Leprechaun (1976), My Spanish Heart (1976), with Return to Forever: Light as a Feather (1973), Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973), Where Have I Known You Before (1974), Romantic Warrior (1976), Musicmagic (1977)
Coryell, LarryLarry Coryell Guitar 1943 Jazz, jazz fusion, jazz rock, post-bop, free jazz The Eleventh House, John McLaughlin
Coster, TomTom Coster Keyboards 1941 Jazz fusion, Crossover Jazz Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Frank Gambale, Vital Information
Covington, KirkKirk Covington Drums Jazz fusion Tribal Tech, Gary Willis, Scott Henderson, John Humphrey, Allan Holdsworth, Joe Zawinul
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Davis, MilesMiles Davis Trumpet 1926-1991 Jazz, hard bop, bebop, cool jazz, modal, fusion, third stream, jazz-funk jazz rap Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Zawinul, Tony Williams As leader: In a Silent Way (1969), Bitches Brew (1970), A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971), On the Corner (1972), Get Up With It (1974), Dark Magus (1974), Agharta (1975), Pangaea (1975)
de Winkel, TorstenTorsten de Winkel Guitar 1965 World Fusion, jazz fusion Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, Steve Smith, Pat Metheny
DeJohnette, JackJack DeJohnette Drums 1942 Jazz, jazz fusion, new age Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Kirkland, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Gateway, Compost, Trio Beyond
Demir, OrhanOrhan Demir Guitar 1954 Jazz fusion, Post-Bop
DeRenzo, JoeJoe DeRenzo Drums 1958 Jazz Fusion, World Music Yellowjackets
Di Meola, AlAl Di Meola Guitar 1954 Jazz, jazz fusion, Latin jazz, world fusion Return to Forever, Stanley Clarke, Jan Hammer, Jean-Luc Ponty, John McLaughlin As leader: Land of the Midnight Sun (1976), Elegant Gypsy (1977), Casino (1978)
Donati, VirgilVirgil Donati Drums 1958 Progressive metal, jazz fusion Planet X, Derek Sherinian, Tribal Tech, Scott Henderson, Tony MacAlpine
Duke, GeorgeGeorge Duke Keyboards 1946-2013 Jazz fusion, R&B, funk, Alternative rock music, rock and roll, jazz pop Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Kenny Kirkland, Steps Ahead
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Earl, JimmyJimmy Earl Bass 1957 Jazz, jazz fusion The Crusaders, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Pino Daniele, Robben Ford, Cleto and the Cletones
Egan, MarkMark Egan Bass 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion Pat Metheny Group
Ellis, DonDon Ellis Trumpet 1934-1978 Jazz, big band, avant-garde, jazz fusion Soft Machine
Erskine, PeterPeter Erskine Drums 1954 Jazz, Jazz Fusion Weather Report, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius, Clare Fischer, Brent Fischer, Bob Mintzer, Yellowjackets, Steps Ahead, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Eliane Elias
Evans, BillBill Evans Saxophone 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, John McLaughlin
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Farrell, JoeJoe Farrell Saxophone 1937-1986 Jazz, jazz funk, fusion, hard bop John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Fuse One
Filipiak, CarlCarl Filipiak Guitar 1950 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock Scott Ambush, Bob Berg, Will Calhoun, Dennis Chambers, Lafayette Gilchrist, Mike Pope, Victor Wooten
Fischer, BrentBrent Fischer Bass 1964 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, Latin jazz, world music Alex Acuna, Peter Erskine, Clare Fischer, Steve Khan
Fischer, ClareClare Fischer Keyboards 1928-2011 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, Latin jazz, classical, third stream Alex Acuna, Jeff Berlin, Donald Byrd, Larry Carlton, Peter Erskine, Brent Fischer, Steve Khan, John Patitucci, Carlos Santana
Fleck, BélaBéla Fleck Banjo 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion, Bluegrass, folk, classical, World music Trio!, Chick Corea, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Ford, RobbenRobben Ford Guitar 1951 Blues, jazz/fusion, rock Yellowjackets, Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland
Forman, MitchelMitchel Forman Keyboards 1956 Jazz fusion, jazz John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Dave Samuels, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Simon Phillips, Bill Evans
Freeman, RussRuss Freeman Guitar 1960 Smooth jazz, jazz fusion, jazz-pop The Rippingtons
Frisell, BillBill Frisell Guitar 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion, alternative country, experimental rock, world music
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Gambale, FrankFrank Gambale Guitar 1958 Jazz fusion, smooth jazz, jazz, instrumental rock Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Vital Information, Return to Forever
Garrett, KennyKenny Garrett Saxophone 1960 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Five Peace Band
Garrison, MattMatt Garrison Bass 1970 Jazz, jazz fusion Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Dennis Chambers
Goodman, JerryJerry Goodman Violin 1949 Jazz, jazz fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Jan Hammer
Goodsall, JohnJohn Goodsall Guitar 1953 progressive rock, jazz fusion Brand X, Bill Bruford
Gottlieb, DannyDanny Gottlieb Drums 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pat Metheny
Grolnick, DonDon Grolnick Keyboards 1948-1996 Jazz, jazz fusion Mike Mainieri, Mike Stern, Brecker Brothers, Dreams, Steps Ahead
Gurtu, TrilokTrilok Gurtu Percussion 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion, world music John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul
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Hakim, OmarOmar Hakim Drums 1959 Jazz, jazz fusion, pop Miles Davis, Weather Report, Kazumi Watanabe, Marcus Miller, Victor Bailey
Hamm, Stuart "Stu"Stuart "Stu" Hamm Bass 1960 Fusion, country, classical Frank Gambale, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Bx3
Hammer, JanJan Hammer Keyboards 1948 Jazz fusion, Synthpop, Pop rock Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham
Hancock, HerbieHerbie Hancock Keyboards 1940 Jazz, bebop, post bop, jazz fusion, hard bop, jazz-funk, funk, R&B, electro funk, classical Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Bennie Maupin, Paul Jackson, Mike Clark, Chick Corea, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny As leader: Crossings (1972), Head Hunters (1973), Thrust (1974)
Hellborg, JonasJonas Hellborg Bass 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion, jazz metal John McLaughlin, Shawn Lane
Henderson, ScottScott Henderson Guitar 1954 Jazz fusion, Jazz-Funk, Blues Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Tribal Tech, Gary Willis, Vital Tech Tones, Victor Wooten, Steve Smith
Holdsworth, AllanAllan Holdsworth Guitar 1946 Jazz fusion, jazz, free jazz, instrumental rock, progressive rock Tony Williams Lifetime, Jean-Luc Ponty, Bill Bruford, Chad Wackerman, Jeff Berlin, Jack Bruce, Frank Gambale As leader: Road Games (1983), Metal Fatigue (1985), Atavachron (1986), Sand (1987), Secrets (1989), Hard Hat Area (1993)
Holland, DaveDave Holland Bass 1946 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette
Holzman, AdamAdam Holzman Keyboards 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis
Hopper, HughHugh Hopper Bass 1945-2009 Jazz fusion, Progressive rock, Experimental Soft Machine With Soft Machine: Third (1970), Fourth (1971), Six (1973)
Howe, GregGreg Howe Guitar 1963 Progressive rock, Instrumental rock, Hard rock, Jazz fusion Dennis Chambers, Stuart Hamm, Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan
Hughes, BrianBrian Hughes Guitar 1955 Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Blues
Hunt, SteveSteve Hunt Keyboards 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion Stanley Clarke, Alan Holdsworth
Husband, GaryGary Husband Drums 1960 Jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock Alan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham
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Jackson, AnthonyAnthony Jackson Bass 1952 Jazz, Jazz fusion, R&B, Funk Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland, Al Di Meola, Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Michal Urbaniak, Mitchel Forman, Frank Gambale
Jackson, PaulPaul Jackson Bass 1947 Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz fusion, Funk Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters
Jarrett, KeithKeith Jarrett Keyboards 1945 Jazz, Western classical music, Jazz fusion, Free Improvisation Miles Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea
Johnson, AlphonsoAlphonso Johnson Bass 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk Weather Report, Billy Cobham, Kenny Kirkland
Johnson, JimmyJimmy Johnson Bass 1956 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock, folk rock Allan Holdsworth, Planet X
Jones, PercyPercy Jones Bass 1947 Jazz fusion, Avant-garde jazz Brand X, Soft Machine With Brand X: Unorthodox Behaviour (1976), Moroccan Roll (1977)
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Kawasaki, RyoRyo Kawasaki Guitar 1947 Jazz fusion Kenny Kirkland, Teruo Nakamura, Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Chico Hamilton, Steve Gad, Michael Brecker, Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Anthony Jackson, Harvey Mason, George Benson
Khan, SteveSteve Khan Guitar 1947 Jazz, Jazz fusion Brecker Brothers, Joe Zawinul, Larry Coryell, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Anthony Jackson, Kenny Kirkland, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Clare Fischer, Brent Fischer
Kinsey, ScottScott Kinsey Keyboards Jazz fusion Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Kirk Covington, Tribal Tech
Kirkland, KennyKenny Kirkland Keyboards 1955-1998 Jazz, Electro Fusion, Jazz Fusion, Hard Bop, Neo Bop, Post Bop, Funk, R&B, Rock Michal Urbaniak, Miroslav Vitous, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Brecker Brothers, Jaco Pastorius, Teruo Nakamura, Teramasa Hino, Ryo Kawasaki, Gil Evans, Stanley Clarke, Ursula Dudziak, Carla Bley, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Pat LaBarbera, Marcus Miller, Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis
Krantz, WayneWayne Krantz Guitar 1956 Jazz fusion Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Anthony Jackson
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Landers, TimTim Landers Bass 1956 Jazz fusion Steve Smith, Vital Information, Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Frank Gambale
Lane, ShawnShawn Lane Guitar 1963-2003 Instrumental rock, jazz fusion, world fusion Jonas Hellborg
Liebman, DaveDave Liebman Saxophone 1946 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, John Abercrombie, John Scofield
Lockwood, DidierDidier Lockwood Violin 1956 Jazz Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz Surya, Tony Williams, Magma, ZAO, Michal Urbaniak
Lorber, JeffJeff Lorber Keyboards 1952 Smooth Jazz, Jazz pop, Crossover jazz, Jazz fusion The Jeff Lorber Fusion, Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Randy Brecker, Dave Weckl
Lukather, SteveSteve Lukather Guitar 1957 Hard rock, pop rock, progressive rock, jazz fusion El Grupo, Jan Hammer, Larry Carlton
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MacAlpine, TonyTony MacAlpine Guitar 1960 Instrumental rock, neo-classical metal, jazz fusion, heavy metal, progressive metal, hard rock CAB, Planet X
Machacek, AlexAlex Machacek Guitar 1972 Jazz, Jazz fusion, Experimental Terry Bozzio, BPM, Planet X
Mainieri, MikeMike Mainieri Vibraphone 1938 Jazz fusion, Post-Bop Steps Ahead, Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Kenny Kirkland, Mike Stern, Steve Smith
Mason, HarveyHarvey Mason Drums 1947 Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Crossover Jazz, Jazz fusion Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters, Brecker Brothers, Kenny Kirkland
Maupin, BennieBennie Maupin Saxophone 1940 Post bop, Jazz fusion Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Clark
Mays, LyleLyle Mays Keyboards 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion Pat Metheny
Mazur, MarilynMarilyn Mazur Percussion 1955 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter
McBride, ChristianChristian McBride Bass 1972 Jazz, jazz fusion Five Peace Band, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Vinnie Colaiuta
McLaughlin, JohnJohn McLaughlin Guitar 1942 Jazz fusion, jazz, world fusion, post-bop Miles Davis, Tony Williams Lifetime, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Al Di Meola, Trio of Doom, Shakti As leader: My Goal's Beyond (1971), Love Devotion Surrender (1973), with Mahavishnu Orchestra: The Inner Mounting Flame (1971), Birds of Fire (1972), Between Nothingness and Eternity (1973), The Lost Trident Sessions (1973), Apocalypse (1974), Visions of the Emerald Beyond (1975)
Metheny, PatPat Metheny Guitar 1954 Jazz, jazz fusion, world fusion, post-bop, jazz-rock, jazz-pop, crossover jazz Pat Metheny Group, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Kenny Kirkland, Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker As leader: Pat Metheny Group (1978), American Garage (1979)
Miles, BarryBarry Miles Keyboards 1947 Jazz, Jazz fusion Al Di Meola, John Abercrombie
Miller, MarcusMarcus Miller Bass 1959 Jazz, jazz fusion, R&B, rock, funk Brecker Brothers, Miles Davis, Kenny Kirkland, Mike Mainieri, Harvey Mason, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, SMV
Miller, MikeMike Miller Guitar 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock, pop Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chad Wackerman
Mitchell, MitchMitch Mitchell Drums 1947-2008 Rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, jazz fusion Jack Bruce, Larry Coryell
Moraz, PatrickPatrick Moraz Keyboards 1948 Progressive rock, Electronic, Jazz fusion Chick Corea, Bill Bruford
Moreira, AirtoAirto Moreira Drums 1941 Jazz, jazz fusion Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Return to Forever, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Kirkland, Al Di Meola, Zakir Hussain, George Duke
Morse, SteveSteve Morse Guitar 1954 Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion Dixie Dregs, Jerry Goodman
Mouzon, AlphonseAlphonse Mouzon Drums 1948 Jazz, Jazz fusion Weather Report, The Eleventh House, Miles Davis, Larry Coryell, Patrick Moraz, Al Di Meola, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Kirkland, Jaco Pastorius As leader: Mind Transplant (1975)
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Pastorius, JacoJaco Pastorius Bass 1951-1987 Jazz, jazz fusion, big band Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Kirkland, Pat Metheny, Trio of Doom, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Al Di Meola, Mike Stern, Biréli Lagrène As leader: Jaco Pastorius (1976)
Patitucci, JohnJohn Patitucci Bass 1959 Jazz, Jazz fusion Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, John Abercrombie, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Tony Williams, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Clare Fischer
Payton, NicholasNicholas Payton Trumpet 1973 Jazz, Jazz fusion Chick Corea, The Headhunters
Phillips, SimonSimon Phillips Drums 1957 Hard rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion, jazz Jack Bruce, Jeff Beck, RMS
Poland, ChrisChris Poland Guitar 1957 Thrash metal, instrumental rock, jazz fusion, progressive metal OHM
Ponty, Jean-LucJean-Luc Ponty Violin 1942 Jazz, jazz fusion, bebop John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa, Al Di Meola, Kenny Kirkland, Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck, Return to Forever As leader: Imaginary Voyage (1976), Enigmatic Ocean (1977), Cosmic Messenger (1978)
Potter, ChrisChris Potter Saxophone 1971 Post-Bop, jazz, jazz fusion Wayne Krantz, Mike Mainieri, Dave Holland, Kenny Kirkland, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield
Purim, FloraFlora Purim Vocals 1942 Jazz, jazz fusion Return to Forever, Airto Moreira, Chick Corea, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson
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Ratledge, MikeMike Ratledge Keyboards 1943 Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, jazz fusion Soft Machine With Soft Machine: Third (1970), Fourth (1971), Six (1973), Seven (1973), Bundles (1975), Softs (1976)
Rypdal, TerjeTerje Rypdal Guitar 1947 Jazz, jazz fusion Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Kirkland, Miroslav Vitous, Jean-Luc Ponty
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Santana, CarlosCarlos Santana electric Guitar 1947 Latin rock, Rock, blues rock, funk, jazz fusion, salsa, pop, free jazz John McLaughlin, Don Alias, Larry Young, Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer, Tom Coster, Clare Fischer
Scofield, JohnJohn Scofield Guitar 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, George Duke, Dennis Chambers, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Kirkland, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern
Scott, TomTom Scott Saxophone 1948 Post bop, Jazz pop, Crossover jazz, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion Jaco Pastorius, Alphonse Mouzon, Stanley Clarke, Kenny Kirkland, Tony Williams, John Patitucci, Randy Brecker
Sherinian, DerekDerek Sherinian Keyboards 1966 Progressive metal, progressive rock, jazz fusion Planet X, Tony MacAlpine, Simon Phillips, Steve Lukather, Al Di Meola, Dream Theater
Shorter, WayneWayne Shorter Saxophone 1933 Jazz, crossover jazz, post-bop, hard bop, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Kirkland, Tony Williams, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller With Weather Report: Weather Report (1971), I Sing the Body Electric (1972), Sweetnighter (1973), Mysterious Traveller (1974), Tale Spinnin' (1975), Black Market (1976), Heavy Weather (1977), Mr. Gone (1978), 8:30 (1979)
Smith, SteveSteve Smith Drums 1954 Jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop, rock Vital Information, Steps Ahead, Jean-Luc Ponty, Larry Coryell, Victor Wooten, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, Tony MacAlpine, Allan Holdsworth, Stanley Clarke
Sprague, PeterPeter Sprague Guitar 1955 Jazz, Jazz fusion Chick Corea, Pat Metheney
Steig, JeremyJeremy Steig Flute 1942 Jazz, Jazz fusion Jan Hammer, Eddie Gómez
Stern, MikeMike Stern Guitar 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop Miles Davis, Brecker Brothers, Peter Erskine, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, Don Alias, Kenny Kirkland, Dennis Chambers, Richard Bona, Kenny Garrett, Bela Fleck, Steps Ahead, Bunny Brunel, Jaco Pastorius
Stewart, DaveDave Stewart Keyboards 1950 Progressive rock, jazz fusion Bill Bruford
Stuermer, DarylDaryl Stuermer Guitar 1952 Progressive rock, jazz fusion Jean-Luc Ponty, George Duke, Kenny Kirkland
Summers, AndyAndy Summers Guitar 1942 Progressive rock, jazz fusion, post-punk, New Wave, reggae Soft Machine
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Top, JannickJannick Top Bass Jazz fusion Magma, Didier Lockwood
Torn, DavidDavid Torn Guitar 1953 Jazz fusion, Avant-garde jazz Bill Bruford
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Uehara, HiromiHiromi Uehara Keyboards 1979 Jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop
Urbaniak, MichalMichal Urbaniak Violin 1943 Jazz, jazz fusion Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Kenny Kirkland, Didier Lockwood, Anthony Jackson
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Vitous, MiroslavMiroslav Vitous Bass 1947 Jazz, jazz fusion, jazz funk Chick Corea, Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette, Jan Hammer, Kenny Kirkland, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter
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Wackerman, ChadChad Wackerman Drums 1960 Jazz fusion, Jazz, Rock Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, John Patitucci
Watanabe, KazumiKazumi Watanabe Guitar 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion Bill Bruford, Kenny Kirkland, Wayne Shorter, Patrick Moraz, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Peter Erskine, Mike Mainieri
Watanabe, SadaoSadao Watanabe Saxophone 1933 Jazz, jazz fusion Jack DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea, George Duke, Kenny Kirkland, Kazumi Watanabe, Tony Williams, Marcus Miller, Nicholas Payton
Weckl, DaveDave Weckl Drums 1960 Jazz, jazz fusion, Latin jazz, post-bop Anthony Jackson, Chick Corea, Mike Stern
Weingart, SteveSteve Weingart Keyboards 1966 Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Funk Virgil Donati, Robben Ford, Frank Gambale, Steve Lukather, Tony MacAlpine, Mike Miller, Simon Phillips, John Patitucci, Dave Weckl, Victor Wooten
White, LennyLenny White Drums 1949 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Return to Forever, Al Di Meola, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Brecker Brothers, Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland, Marcus Miller, Michal Urbaniak, Larry Coryell
Willis, GaryGary Willis Bass 1957 Jazz, jazz fusion Scott Henderson, Kirk Covington, Tribal Tech, Allan Holdsworth, Dennis Chambers, Wayne Shorter
Williams, Harold IvoryHarold Ivory Williams Keyboards 1949-2010 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Kenny Kirkland, Michal Urbaniak
Williams, TonyTony Williams Drums 1945-1997 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, The Tony Williams Lifetime, John McLaughlin, Larry Young, Jack Bruce, Allan Holdsworth, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Kirkland, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller As leader: Emergency! (1969)
Wooten, VictorVictor Wooten Bass 1964 Jazz, jazz fusion Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Vital Tech Tones, SMV, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Larry Coryell
Wyatt, RobertRobert Wyatt Drums 1945 Jazz fusion, progressive rock, experimental rock Soft Machine With Soft Machine: Third (1970), Fourth (1971)
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Young, LarryLarry Young Keyboards 1940-1998 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Lenny White
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Zappa, FrankFrank Zappa Guitar 1940-1993 Progressive rock, jazz fusion, classical, avant-garde, computer music Randy Brecker, George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chad Wackerman, Jack Bruce, Kenny Kirkland As leader: Hot Rats (1969), Waka/Jawaka (1972), The Grand Wazoo (1972)
Zawinul, JoeJoe Zawinul Keyboards 1932-2007 Jazz, jazz fusion, world fusion music Miles Davis, Weather Report, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Kirkland, Jaco Pastorius, Alphonso Johnson, Peter Erskine With Weather Report: Weather Report (1971), I Sing the Body Electric (1972), Sweetnighter (1973), Mysterious Traveller (1974), Tale Spinnin' (1975), Black Market (1976), Heavy Weather (1977), Mr. Gone (1978), 8:30 (1979)

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