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List of Jazz Fusion Musicians

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 Year Style Jazz fusion connections Jazz fusion recordings
A
John Abercrombie Guitar 1944-2017 Progressive jazz, jazz fusion, post bop Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Brecker Brothers, Gateway, Kenny Kirkland As leader: Timeless (1975), with Gateway: Gateway (1975)
Alex Acuña Percussion 1944 Jazz, jazz fusion, Afro-Cuban jazz Weather Report, John Patitucci, Joe Zawinul, Larry Carlton, Alphonso Johnson, Brent Fischer, Clare Fischer, Koinonia, Abraham Laboriel With Weather Report: Black Market (1976), Heavy Weather (1977)
Don 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)
Brian Auger Keyboards 1939 Jazz fusion Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity, CAB, The Steampacket With CAB: CAB 2 (2001), CAB 4 (2003)
Kinan Azmeh Clarinet 1976 Jazz fusion Hewar
B
Victor Bailey Bass 1960 Jazz, jazz fusion, pop Joe Zawinul, Weather Report, Larry Coryell, Billy Cobham
Ginger Baker Drums 1939 Jazz, jazz fusion, blues-rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, world music Ginger Baker's Air Force, Ginger Baker's African Force
Louis Banks Keyboards 1941 Jazz, film score, theatre, world music John McLaughlin
Jennifer Batten Guitar 1957 Instrumental rock, hard rock, electronica, progressive rock,jazz fusion Jeff Beck, Jennifer Batten's Tribal Rage
Jim Beard Keyboards 1960 Jazz fusion John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, Bob Berg
Jeff 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)
Jeff Berlin Bass 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock Bill Bruford, Clare Fischer, Patrick Moraz, Bx3
Warren Bernhardt Keyboards 1938 Jazz, jazz fusion Mike Mainieri, Steps Ahead, Kazumi Watanabe
Richard Bona Bass 1967 Jazz fusion, world fusion Larry Coryell, Brecker Brothers, Kenny Kirkland, Mike Stern, Steve Gadd, Pat Metheny Group, Zawinul Syndicate
Michael Brecker Saxophone 1949-2007 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, R&B, rock Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland, Jaco Pastorius, Pat Metheny, Steps Ahead
Randy Brecker Trumpet 1945 Jazz, fusion, funk, R&B, rock Brecker Brothers, Billy Cobham, Kenny Kirkland, Frank Zappa, Jaco Pastorius
Jack Bruce Bass 1943-2014 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
Bill Bruford Drums 1949 Progressive rock, instrumental rock, jazz fusion Allan Holdsworth, Dave Stewart, Jeff Berlin As leader: Feels Good to Me (1978), One of a Kind (1979), The Bruford Tapes (1979), Gradually Going Tornado (1980)
Bunny Brunel Bass Jazz fusion Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, CAB
Hiram Bullock Guitar 1955-2008 Jazz, jazz fusion Jaco Pastorius, Brecker Brothers, Marcus Miller, Steps Ahead
Tony Bunn Bass 1957 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk Michal Urbaniak, Harold Ivory Williams, Dennis Chambers
Gary 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)
Donald Byrd Trumpet 1932-2000 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk Clare Fischer, Harvey Mason, Alphonse Mouzon As leader: Electric Byrd (1970), Ethiopian Knights (1971)
C
Larry Carlton Guitar 1948 Jazz, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, pop, rock Steve Lukather, Robben Ford, Kenny Kirkland, Clare Fischer
Alain Caron Bass 1955 Jazz, jazz fusion Uzeb, Didier Lockwood
Dennis Chambers Drums 1959 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk music, Latin rock John Scofield, Brecker Brothers, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Cristiano Parato
Bill Chase Trumpet 1934-1974 Jazz rock Chase
Jonathan Chua Drums 1990 Jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock, funk, bebop, post bop, hard bop Dick Lee, Jeremy Monteiro With The Sam Willows: Take Heart (2016)
Stanley 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)
Billy 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)
Vinnie 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
Bill Connors Guitar 1949 Jazz, jazz fusion Return to Forever, Stanley Clarke
Chick 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: Return to Forever (1972), 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)
Larry Coryell Guitar 1943 Jazz, jazz fusion, jazz rock, post-bop, free jazz The Eleventh House, John McLaughlin As leader: Barefoot Boy (1971), Introducing Eleventh House with Larry Coryell (1974), with Gary Burton: Duster (1967)
Tom Coster Keyboards 1941 Jazz fusion, crossover jazz Billy Cobham, Larry Coryell, Frank Gambale, Vital Information
Kirk Covington Drums Jazz fusion Tribal Tech, Gary Willis, Scott Henderson, John Humphrey, Allan Holdsworth, Joe Zawinul
D
Miles 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), Miles Davis at Fillmore: Live at the Fillmore East (1970), A Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971), Live-Evil (1971), On the Corner (1972), Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West (1973), In Concert (1973), Big Fun (1974), Get Up With It (1974), Agharta (1975), Pangaea (1975), Dark Magus (1977), We Want Miles (1982), Star People (1983), Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It's About That Time (2001), The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (2005), Bitches Brew Live (2011)
Torsten de Winkel Guitar 1965 World fusion, jazz fusion Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, Steve Smith, Pat Metheny
Jack DeJohnette Drums 1942 Jazz, jazz fusion, new age Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Kirkland, John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Gateway, Compost, Trio Beyond
Orhan Demir Guitar 1954 Jazz fusion, post-bop
Joe DeRenzo Drums 1958 Jazz fusion, world music Yellowjackets
Al 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), Splendido Hotel (1980)
Virgil Donati Drums 1958 Progressive metal, jazz fusion Planet X, Derek Sherinian, Tribal Tech, Scott Henderson, Tony MacAlpine
George 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
E
Jimmy Earl Bass 1957 Jazz, jazz fusion The Crusaders, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Pino Daniele, Robben Ford, Cleto and the Cletones
Mark Egan Bass 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion Pat Metheny Group
Don Ellis Trumpet 1934-1978 Jazz, big band, avant-garde, jazz fusion Soft Machine
Peter 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
Bill Evans Piano 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, John McLaughlin
F
Joe Farrell Saxophone 1937-1986 Jazz, jazz funk, fusion, crossover jazz, hard bop John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Fuse One As leader: Moon Germs (1972), Penny Arcade (1973), Upon This Rock (1974), Canned Funk (1975)
Carl Filipiak Guitar 1950 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock Scott Ambush, Bob Berg, Will Calhoun, Dennis Chambers, Lafayette Gilchrist, Mike Pope, Victor Wooten
Brent Fischer Bass 1964 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, Latin jazz, world music Alex Acuna, Peter Erskine, Clare Fischer, Steve Khan
Clare 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
Béla Fleck Banjo 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion, bluegrass, folk, classical, World music Trio!, Chick Corea, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Robben Ford Guitar 1951 Blues, jazz/fusion, rock Yellowjackets, Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland
Mitchel Forman Keyboards 1956 Jazz fusion, jazz John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Dave Samuels, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Simon Phillips, Bill Evans
Russ Freeman Guitar 1960 Smooth jazz, jazz fusion, jazz-pop The Rippingtons
Bill Frisell Guitar 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion, alternative country, experimental rock, world music
G
Frank Gambale Guitar 1958 Jazz fusion, smooth jazz, jazz, instrumental rock Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Vital Information, Return to Forever
Kenny Garrett Saxophone 1960 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Five Peace Band
Matt Garrison Bass 1970 Jazz, jazz fusion Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Dennis Chambers
Gilgamesh
Jerry Goodman Violin 1949 Jazz, jazz fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Jan Hammer
John Goodsall Guitar 1953 Progressive rock, jazz fusion Brand X, Bill Bruford
Danny Gottlieb Drums 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pat Metheny
Don Grolnick Keyboards 1948-1996 Jazz, jazz fusion Mike Mainieri, Mike Stern, Brecker Brothers, Dreams, Steps Ahead
Trilok Gurtu Percussion 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion, world music John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul
H
Omar Hakim Drums 1959 Jazz, jazz fusion, pop Miles Davis, Weather Report, Kazumi Watanabe, Marcus Miller, Victor Bailey
Stuart "Stu" Hamm Bass 1960 Fusion, country, classical Frank Gambale, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Bx3
Jan Hammer Keyboards 1948 Jazz fusion, synthpop, pop rock Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham
Herbie 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: Mwandishi (1971), Crossings (1972), Sextant (1973), Head Hunters (1973), Thrust (1974), Man-Child (1975), Flood (1975), Secrets (1976)
Jonas Hellborg Bass 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion, jazz metal John McLaughlin, Shawn Lane
Scott 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
Allan Holdsworth Guitar 1946-2017 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)
Dave Holland Bass 1946 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette
Adam Holzman Keyboards 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis
Hugh Hopper Bass 1945-2009 Jazz fusion, progressive rock, experimental Soft Machine With Soft Machine: Third (1970), Fourth (1971), Fifth (1972), Six (1973), as leader: Hopper Tunity Box (1977)
Greg Howe Guitar 1963 Progressive rock, instrumental rock, hard rock, jazz fusion Dennis Chambers, Stuart Hamm, Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan
Brian Hughes Guitar 1955 Smooth jazz, jazz fusion, blues
Steve Hunt Keyboards 1958 Jazz, jazz fusion Stanley Clarke, Alan Holdsworth
Gary Husband Drums 1960 Jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock Alan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham
J
Anthony 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
Paul Jackson Bass 1947 Jazz, jazz Funk, jazz fusion, funk Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters
Keith Jarrett Keyboards 1945 Jazz, Western classical music, jazz fusion, free improvisation Miles Davis, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea With Miles Davis: The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (2005)
Alphonso Johnson Bass 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion, funk Weather Report, Billy Cobham, Kenny Kirkland
Jimmy Johnson Bass 1956 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock, folk rock Allan Holdsworth, Planet X
Percy 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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Ryo 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
Steve 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
Benjamin Kheng Guitar 1990 Jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock, funk, bebop, post bop, hard bop Dick Lee, Jeremy Monteiro With The Sam Willows: Take Heart (2016)
Scott Kinsey Keyboards Jazz fusion Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Kirk Covington, Tribal Tech
Kenny 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
Wayne Krantz Guitar 1956 Jazz fusion Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Anthony Jackson
L
Abraham Laboriel Bass 1947 Jazz fusion, jazz-funk, Latin jazz Koinonia, Alex Acuña, Justo Almario
Tim Landers Bass 1956 Jazz fusion Steve Smith, Vital Information, Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Frank Gambale
Shawn Lane Guitar 1963-2003 Instrumental rock, jazz fusion, world fusion Jonas Hellborg
Dave Liebman Saxophone 1946 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, John Abercrombie, John Scofield
Didier Lockwood Violin 1956 Jazz fusion, post-bop, jazz Surya, Tony Williams, Magma, ZAO, Michal Urbaniak
Jeff Lorber Keyboards 1952 Smooth jazz, jazz pop, crossover jazz, jazz fusion The Jeff Lorber Fusion, Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Randy Brecker, Dave Weckl
Steve Lukather Guitar 1957 Hard rock, pop rock, progressive rock, jazz fusion El Grupo, Jan Hammer, Larry Carlton
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Tony MacAlpine Guitar 1960 Instrumental rock, neo-classical metal, jazz fusion, heavy metal, progressive metal, hard rock CAB, Planet X
Alex Machacek Guitar 1972 Jazz, jazz fusion, experimental Terry Bozzio, BPM, Planet X
Mike Mainieri Vibraphone 1938 Jazz fusion, post-bop Steps Ahead, Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Kenny Kirkland, Mike Stern, Steve Smith
Harvey Mason Drums 1947 Jazz-funk, hard bop, crossover jazz, jazz fusion Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters, Brecker Brothers, Kenny Kirkland
Bennie Maupin Saxophone 1940 Post bop, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, The Headhunters, Jack DeJohnette, Mike Clark
Lyle Mays Keyboards 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion Pat Metheny
Marilyn Mazur Percussion 1955 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter
Christian McBride Bass 1972 Jazz, jazz fusion Five Peace Band, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Vinnie Colaiuta
John 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)
Pat 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: Bright Size Life (1976), Watercolors (1977), Pat Metheny Group (1978), American Garage (1979)
Barry Miles Keyboards 1947 Jazz, jazz fusion Al Di Meola, John Abercrombie
Marcus 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
Mike Miller Guitar 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion, rock, pop Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chad Wackerman
Mitch Mitchell Drums 1947-2008 Rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, jazz fusion Jack Bruce, Larry Coryell
Moist Band from London 2005- Jazz fusion
Patrick Moraz Keyboards 1948 Progressive rock, electronic, jazz fusion Chick Corea, Bill Bruford
Airto Moreira Drums 1941 Jazz, jazz fusion, world 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 As leader: Free (1972)
Steve Morse Guitar 1954 Progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion Dixie Dregs, Jerry Goodman
Alphonse 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)
Idris Muhammad Drums 1939-2014 Jazz, jazz funk, crossover jazz John Scofield As leader: Power of Soul (1974), House of the Rising Sun (1976)
P
Jaco 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)
John 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
Nicholas Payton Trumpet 1973 Jazz, jazz fusion Chick Corea, The Headhunters
Simon Phillips Drums 1957 Hard rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion, jazz Jack Bruce, Jeff Beck, RMS
Chris Poland Guitar 1957 Thrash metal, instrumental rock, jazz fusion, progressive metal OHM
Jean-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)
Chris Potter Saxophone 1971 Post-bop, jazz, jazz fusion Wayne Krantz, Mike Mainieri, Dave Holland, Kenny Kirkland, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield
Flora Purim Vocals 1942 Jazz, jazz fusion, world fusion Return to Forever, Airto Moreira, Chick Corea, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson As leader: Butterfly Dreams (1973)
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Mike Ratledge Keyboards 1943 Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, jazz fusion Soft Machine With Soft Machine: Third (1970), Fourth (1971), Fifth (1972), Six (1973), Seven (1973), Bundles (1975), Softs (1976)
Terje Rypdal Guitar 1947 Jazz, jazz fusion Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Kirkland, Miroslav Vitous, Jean-Luc Ponty
S
Carlos 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 With Santana: Caravanserai (1972), Welcome (1973), Lotus (1974), Borboletta (1974), collaboration with John McLaughlin: Love Devotion Surrender (1973)
Rafa Selase Piano 2014-present Jazz fusion, jazz rap, alternative hip hop, political hip hop Red Blooded American (2017)[1]
John Scofield Guitar 1951 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, George Duke, Dennis Chambers, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Kirkland, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern With Miles Davis: Star People (1983)
Tom 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
Derek Sherinian Keyboards 1966 Progressive metal, progressive rock, jazz fusion Planet X, Tony MacAlpine, Simon Phillips, Steve Lukather, Al Di Meola, Dream Theater
Wayne 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), Live in Tokyo (1972), Sweetnighter (1973), Mysterious Traveller (1974), Tale Spinnin' (1975), Black Market (1976), Heavy Weather (1977), Mr. Gone (1978), 8:30 (1979)
Steve 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
Peter Sprague Guitar 1955 Jazz, jazz fusion Chick Corea, Pat Metheney
Jeremy Steig Flute 1942 Jazz, jazz fusion Jan Hammer, Eddie Gómez
Mike 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, Cristiano Parato
Dave Stewart Keyboards 1950 Progressive rock, jazz fusion Bill Bruford
Daryl Stuermer Guitar 1952 Progressive rock, jazz fusion Jean-Luc Ponty, George Duke, Kenny Kirkland
Andy Summers Guitar 1942 Progressive rock, jazz fusion, post-punk, New Wave, reggae Soft Machine
T
Sandra Riley Tang Bass 1990 Jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock, funk, bebop, post bop, hard bop Dick Lee, Jeremy Monteiro With The Sam Willows: Take Heart (2016)
Jannick Top Bass Jazz fusion Magma, Didier Lockwood
David Torn Guitar 1953 Jazz fusion, avant-garde jazz Bill Bruford
U
Hiromi Uehara Keyboards 1979 Jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop
Michal Urbaniak Violin 1943 Jazz, jazz fusion Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Kenny Kirkland, Didier Lockwood, Anthony Jackson
V
Miroslav Vitous Bass 1947 Jazz, jazz fusion, jazz funk Chick Corea, Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette, Jan Hammer, Kenny Kirkland, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter
W
Chad Wackerman Drums 1960 Jazz fusion, jazz, rock Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, John Patitucci
Kazumi Watanabe Guitar 1953 Jazz, jazz fusion Bill Bruford, Kenny Kirkland, Wayne Shorter, Patrick Moraz, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Peter Erskine, Mike Mainieri
Sadao Watanabe Saxophone 1933 Jazz, jazz fusion Jack DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea, George Duke, Kenny Kirkland, Kazumi Watanabe, Tony Williams, Marcus Miller, Nicholas Payton
Dave Weckl Drums 1960 Jazz, jazz fusion, Latin jazz, post-bop Anthony Jackson, Chick Corea, Mike Stern, Cristiano Parato
Steve 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
Lenny 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
Gary Willis Bass 1957 Jazz, jazz fusion Scott Henderson, Kirk Covington, Tribal Tech, Allan Holdsworth, Dennis Chambers, Wayne Shorter
Harold Ivory Williams Keyboards 1949-2010 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, Kenny Kirkland, Michal Urbaniak
Tony 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 With The Tony Williams Lifetime: Emergency! (1969), Turn It Over (1970), with The New Tony Williams Lifetime: Believe It (1975), Million Dollar Legs (1976)
Victor Wooten Bass 1964 Jazz, jazz fusion Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Vital Tech Tones, SMV, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Larry Coryell With Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones (1990), Flight of the Cosmic Hippo (1991)
Robert Wyatt Drums 1945 Jazz fusion, progressive rock, experimental rock Soft Machine With Soft Machine: Third (1970), Fourth (1971)
Y
Larry Young Keyboards 1940-1998 Jazz, jazz fusion Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Lenny White With The Tony Williams Lifetime: Emergency! (1969), with John McLaughlin: Devotion (1969), Love Devotion Surrender (1973), with Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (1970)
Z
Frank 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)
Joe 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), Live in Tokyo (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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