Musicians to Listen To

If you don’t listen to professionals play your instrument how will you know what it’s capable of? Check out these pros while you practice:

Individuals

Flute – Classical
Carol Wincenc
Emmanuel Pahud 
Jean Pierre Rampal
Jeff Khaner
Marcel Mayse
Mathieu Dufour
Paula Robison

Flute – Jazz
Eric Dolphy
Frank Wess 
Hubert Laws
James Moody
Joe Farrell
Lew Tabakin
Rashaan Roland Kirk

Oboe – Classical
John Delancy
John Ferillo
Rob Sheena

Clarinet – Classical
Alessandro Carbonare
Antony Pay
David Shifrin
Gervase de Peyer
Karl Leister
Larry Combs 
Martin Frost
Paul Meyer
Richard Stoltzman
Sabine Meyer
Sharon Kam
Stanley Drucker
Tom Martin 
Jon Manasse

Clarinet – Jazz
Harry Carney
Eddie Daniels
Don Byron
Benny Goodman
Barney Bigard
Jimmy Giuffre
Jimmy Scott
Johnny Hodges
Lester Young
Sidney Bechet
Doug Yates
Eric Dolphy
Michael Lowenstern

Bass Clarinet – Jazz
Doug Yates
Eric Dolphy
Michael Lowenstern

Bassoon – Classical
Klaus Thunemann
Milan Turkuvik

Soprano Saxophone – Jazz
Branford Marsalis
John Coltrane
Lucky Thomson
Sidney Bechet
Wayne Shorter

Alto Sax – Classical
Claude Delange 
John Harle
Otis Murphy

Alto Sax – Jazz
Benny Carter 
Cannonball Adderly
Charlie “Bird” Parker
Dick Oates
Eric Dolphy 
John Coltrane
Johnny Hodges
Kenny Garret
Lee Konitz
Maceo Parker
Miguel Zenon
Ornette Coleman
Paul Desmond
Phil Woods
Sonny Stitt

Tenor Sax – Jazz
John Coltrane
Sonny Rollins
Stan Getz
Lester Young
Dexter Gordon
Michael Brecker

Bari Sax – Jazz
Serge Chaloff
Harry Carney
Gerry Mulligan
Leo Parker
Gary Smulyan
Ronnie Cuber

Trumpet – Classical
Adolph “Bud” Herseth 
Armando Ghitalla
Charles Schlueter
Chris Martin
Jens Lindemann
Manny Laureano
Maurice Andre
Phil Smith
Rafael Mendez
Roger Voisin
Sergei Nakariakov
Timofei Dokshizer
Wynton Marsalis

Trumpet – Jazz
Allen Vizzutti
Arturo Sandoval
Bix Beiderbecke
Bobby Shew
Booker Little
Chet Baker
Chris Botti
Chuck Mangione
Clifford Brown
Conrad Gozzo
Cootie Williams
Dizzy Gillespie
Fats Navarro
Freddie Hubbard
Herb Alpert
Herb Pomeroy
Louis Armstrong
Miles Davis
Terence Blanchard
Wayne Bergeron
Wynton Marsalis

French Horn
Barry Tuckwell
Dale Clevenger
Dennis Brain
Eric Ruske
Hermann Baumann
Jeff Nelsen
Marie Luise Neunecker
Peter Damm
Phil Myers
Radovan Vlatkovic
Stefan Dohr

Trombone – Classical
Blair Bollinger
Charles Vernon
Douglas Yeo
Christian Lindberg
Joseph Alessi 

Trombone – Jazz
Andre Hayward
Bob Brookmeyer
Frankie Rosolino
Glenn Miller
J.J. Johnson
Slide Hampton
Steve Davis
Steve Turre
Tommy Dorsey
Juan Tizol

Bass Trombone – Classical
Blair Bollinger
Charles Vernon
Douglas Yeo

Euphonium – Classical
Brian Bowman
David Childs
David Thornton
Matthew Murchison
Steven Meade

Tuba – Classical
Alan Baer
Carol Jantsch
Gene Pokorny
Harvey Philips
Kenneth Amis
Patrick Sheridan
Rex Martin
Sam Pilafian
Tommy Johnson

Piano – Jazz
Amhad Jamal
Arthur “Art” Tatum
Bill Evans
Billy Stayhorn
Billy Taylor
Brad Maldeau
Bud Powell
Chick Corea
Count Basie
Danilo Perez
Dave Brubeck
Duke Ellington
Fletcher Henderson
Gordon Goodwin
Harry Connick, Jr.
Herbie Hancock
Jackie Byard
Jelly Roll Morton
Joe Zawinol
Keith Jarrett
Kenny Kirkland
Lennie Tristano
Mcoy Tyner
Michel Camilo
Oscar Peterson
Ryan Blake
Thelonius Monk
Vince Grimaldi
Wynton Kelly

Bass – Jazz
Charles Mingus
Charlie Haden
Christian McBride
Eddie Gomez
Jimmy Blanton
Jimmy Garrison
Larry Grenadier
Paul Chambers
Ray Brown
Ron Carter
Scott Lafaro
Slam Stewart
Walter Page
Jaco Pastorious

Guitar – Classical
Sharon Isbin

Guitar – Jazz
B.B. King
Ben Monder
Bill Frisell
Freddie Green
Grant Green
Jim Hall
Joe Pass
John McLaughlin
John Scofield
Kurt Rosenwinkle
Mick Goodrick
Mike Stern
Pat Metheny
Wayne Krantz
Wes Montgomery

Voice – Jazz
Bessie Smith
Billie Holiday
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Diane Schuur
Ella Fitzgerald
Frank Sinatra
Ma Rainey
Mark Murphy
Michael Buble
Nina Simone
Sarah Vaughn

Voice – Classical
Rene Fleming

Percussion – Drum Set
Art Blakey
Louie Belson
Ben Riley
Billy Higgins
Bob Moses
Brian Blade
Buddy Rich
Dafnic Prieto
Ed Blackwell
Elvin Jones
Gene Krupa
Horace “El Negro” Hernandez
Jim Black
Kenny Klark
Matt Wilson
Max Roach
Paul Motion
Philly Joe Jones
Roy Haynes
Steve Gadd
Tony Williams

Percussion – Classical
Cloyd Duff
Emmanuel Sejourne
Keiko Abe
Robert Van Sice
Steve Schick
Elden “Buster” Bailey

Percussion – Jazz Vibraphone
Arthur Lipner
Bobby Hutcherson
Dave Pike
David Samuels
Ed Saindon
Gary Burton
Joe Locke
Red Norvo
Stefon Harris
Steve Nelson
Victor Mendoza

Groups/Ensembles

Big Band – Jazz
Count Basie
Duke Ellington
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis
Buddy Rich
Stan Kenton
Woody Herman
Maria Schneider
Darcy James Argue

Wind Ensemble
Eastman Wind Ensemble and Fred Fennell
North Texas Wind Symphony