Here are THE 10 jazz guitarists you need to be following in 2018. A list like this is always bound to ruffle some feathers. Since we are narrowing this down to 10 to start, we will need to leave out some monster players. It is not a snub by any means. This is just about the players that currently have my attention this year! Some of these are players I have been listening to for years, and some are players to whom I was just recently turned on. There is so much to absorb in the jazz world that it is impossible for me to really cover enough of it, but I will make an attempt to do it anyway.
If you are a fan of jazz music and you have not heard of Kurt Rosenwinkel, you might be living under a rock somewhere! Renowned for his improvisational and compositional brilliance, Kurt has gained worldwide recognition as one of the best over a career that spans almost three decades. He is recognized for his brilliant phrasing and often has a mic on stage to sing along with everything he plays.