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BEST MUSICIANS

Trumpeter
Wynton Marsalis
Terence Blanchard
Randy Brecker
Wadada Leo Smith

Trombonist
Wycliffe Gordon
Curtis Fuller
Trombone Shorty
Steve Turre

Clarinetist
Anat Cohen
Ken Peplowski
Paquito D’Rivera
Don Byron

Tenor Saxophonist
Chris Potter
Branford Marsalis
Joe Lovano
James Brandon Lewis

Alto Saxophonist
Kenny Garrett
David Sanborn
Immanuel Wilkins
Henry Threadgill

Soprano Saxophonist
Branford Marsalis
Dave Liebman
Ravi Coltrane
Chris Potter

Baritone Saxophonist
Gary Smulyan
James Carter
Scott Robinson
John Surman

Flutist
Hubert Laws
Nicole Mitchell
Charles Lloyd
Henry Threadgill

Violinist
Regina Carter
Jean-Luc Ponty
Mark Feldman
Jenny Scheinman

Pianist
Chick Corea
Herbie Hancock*
Emmet Cohen*
Brad Mehldau
Jon Batiste

Keyboardist
Herbie Hancock
Chick Corea
Craig Taborn
Vijay Iyer

Organist
Joey DeFrancesco
Dr. Lonnie Smith
John Medeski
Larry Goldings

Cécile McLorin Salvant
Best Female Vocalist: Cécile McLorin Salvant (photo: Mark Fitton)

Guitarist
Pat Metheny
Bill Frisell
Mary Halvorson
John Pizzarelli

Acoustic Bassist
Christian McBride
Ron Carter
Esperanza Spalding
William Parker

Electric Bassist
Victor Wooten
Esperanza Spalding
Steve Swallow
Marcus Miller

Vibraphonist
Joel Ross
Roy Ayers
Stefon Harris
Joe Locke*
Mike Mainieri*

Percussionist
Zakir Hussain
Tyshawn Sorey
Airto Moreira
Trilok Gurtu

Drummer
Brian Blade
Antonio Sánchez
Jack DeJohnette
Terri Lyne Carrington*
Steve Gadd*

Male Vocalist
Gregory Porter
Kurt Elling
Tony Bennett
Danny Bacher

Female Vocalist
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Diana Krall
Veronica Swift
Esperanza Spalding

Composer
Pat Metheny
Wayne Shorter
Bill Frisell
Terence Blanchard

Arranger
Maria Schneider
Wycliffe Gordon
Terence Blanchard
Wynton Marsalis

Misc. Instrumentalist
Béla Fleck (banjo)
Brandee Younger (harp)
Tomeka Reid (cello)
Scott Robinson (contrabass saxophone)

Vocal Group
Take 6
Manhattan Transfer
New York Voices
Duchess