Jazz banjoists

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This list has 3 sub-lists and 14 members.

  1. Dixieland banjoists

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  2. Jazz banjoists by nationality

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  3. Swing banjoists

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  1. Hank B. Marvin

    Hank B. Marvin


    Hank Brian Marvin (born 28 October 1941), also known as Hank B. Marvin, is an English multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the Shadows, a group which primarily performed instrumentals and was the backing band for Cliff Richard. Marvin uses a clean guitar sound with a Vox amplifier and often uses an echo, also known as delay, for songs like "Apache" and "Wonderful Land". He also developed a distinctive way of using the guitar's vibrato to give a "dreamy feel" to his playing. Many leading British and Canadian rock guitarists cite Marvin as an influence on them.

  2. Bela Fleck

    Bela Fleck


    Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's most innovative and technically proficient banjo players, he is best known for his work with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

  3. Lonnie Johnson

    Lonnie Johnson


  4. Eddie Condon

    Eddie Condon


    Albert Edwin Condon (November 16, 1905 – August 4, 1973), better known as Eddie Condon, was a jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader. A leading figure in the so-called "Chicago school" of early Dixieland, he also played piano and sang on occasion.

  5. Sherwood Johnson

    Sherwood Johnson


    Sherwood "Shakey" Johnson (September 2, 1925 – October 31, 1998) was a jazz patron and the founder in 1954 of Shakey's Pizza, which hosted live jazz-oriented music nightly.

  6. Lonnie Johnson

    Lonnie Johnson


    Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson (February 8, 1899 – June 16, 1970) was an American blues and jazz singer/guitarist, violinist and songwriter who pioneered the role of jazz guitar and jazz violin, and is recognized as the first to play an electrically-amplified violin.

  7. Nappy Lamare

    Nappy Lamare


    Joseph Hilton "Nappy" Lamare (June 14, 1905, New Orleans – May 8, 1988, Newhall, California) was an American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and vocalist.

  8. Scotty Plummer

    Scotty Plummer


    Scotty Plummer (born circa 1961 – died 1992) was a highly regarded banjo player who made a name for himself as a youngster in both the United States and Canada and earned the title "Prince of Banjo". He also achieved some international fame through touring as a headline act with Liberace in the mid-1970s.

  9. Elmer Snowden

    Elmer Snowden


    Elmer Chester Snowden (October 9, 1900 – May 14, 1973) was a banjo player of the jazz age. He also played guitar and, in the early stages of his career, all the reed instruments. He contributed greatly to jazz in its early days as both a player and a bandleader, and is responsible for launching the careers of many top musicians. However, Snowden himself has been largely overlooked in jazz history.

  10. Al Lewis (banjoist)

    Al Lewis (banjoist)


    "Father" Al Lewis Born:1902 - Died: April 12, 1992 was a jazz banjoist with some of the greatest New Orleans jazz bands in the Dixieland Jazz style of the music. He said he picked up his nickname trying to copy the piano solos of Earl "Fatha" Hines on the banjo. He is significant not only for his artistic abilities, but in his role as a preservationist of lost music.

  11. Charlie Tagawa

    Charlie Tagawa

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    Charlie Tagawa (born October 27, 1935) is a Japanese-American musical entertainer, banjoist, and Japanese immigrant. His musical career has spanned seven decades and as a critically acclaimed performer he is regarded as one of the best (contemporary) banjo players and arguably one of the all-time best. He performs regularly across the U.S. and in Japan where he is known professionally as Japan's 'Harry Reser'. A 2003 inductee into the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame, Tagawa often performs as the headline act at banjo jazz festivals and shows. He is also the international good will ambassador for the Peninsula Banjo Band.

  12. Jayme Stone

    Jayme Stone

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    Jayme Stone is a Canadian banjoist and composer who was formerly in the jazz and roots group Tricycle. His solo album The Utmost won the 2008 Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. With Mansa Sissoko, he won the 2009 Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year for their album Africa to Appalachia.

  13. Cynthia Sayer

    Cynthia Sayer


    Cynthia Nan Sayer is a jazz banjoist, vocalist, concert and recording artist, and entertainer. She is also a 2006 inductee into the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame as recognition as a Contemporary Performer.

  14. Johnny St. Cyr

    Johnny St. Cyr


    Johnny St. Cyr (April 17, 1890 – June 17, 1966) was an American jazz banjoist and guitarist.

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