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12 Jaw Dropping Musical Performances

by Alan Bryson
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Here is a list of 12 amazing performances from great musicians (mostly from the Jazz arena). The performances are sublime and we are lucky to have video and audio recordings of such great human talent. So here they are, 12 jaw dropping musical performances:

1. Monte Montgomery Wikipedia

Little Wing (Acoustic) – Monte Montgomery

Monte Montgomery is an American musician and singer-songwriter who is renowned for his live electric acoustic guitar performances.

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2. Barbara Dennerlein Wikipedia

Barbara Dennerlein (born 25 September 1964 in Munich, Germany), is a hard bop and post-bop Hammond B3 organist whose 1980s recordings helped to revive interest in the Hammond organ.

3. Jimmy Z Wikipedia

Jim Zavala is an American musician. While still in his teens, the saxophonist (known in the music industry as Jimmy Zavala, or Jimmy ‘Z’) frequented nightspots in his hometown of Sacramento, California, often sporting his trademark dark sunglasses. During this time, he was introduced to the mouth harp and harmonica music of Little Walter and Taj Mahal.

4. Santana Wikipedia

Santana – Soul Sacrifice 1969 Woodstock live concierto HQ

Santana (originally the Santana Blues Band) is a flexible number of musicians accompanying Carlos Santana since the late 1960s. Just like Santana himself, the band is known as the one which made Latin rock famous in the rest of the world.

5. Derek Trucks Wikipedia

Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, bandleader (The Derek Trucks Band), and member of The Allman Brothers Band.

6. The Campbell Brothers Wikipedia

The Campbell Brothers’ Gospel Roots of Rock & Soul concert

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7. Stevie Ray Vaughan Wikipedia

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood (Live at the El Mocambo)

Stephen “Stevie” Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist. His broad appeal made him one of the world’s most influential electric blues guitarists

8. Buddy Rich Wikipedia


Bernard “Buddy” Rich (September 30, 1917 Brooklyn, New York – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as “the world’s greatest drummer” and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed.

9. Earl Scruggs and Friends Wikipedia

Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924) is a musician noted for creating a banjo style (now called Scruggs style) that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.

10. Pavarotti and Liza Minelli Wikipedia

Luciano Pavarotti e Liza Minnelli – New York, New York

Liza Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) American actress and singer. She is the daughter of legendary actress and singer Judy Garland and her second husband, film director Vincente Minnelli. Pavarotti is, of course, the greatest opera singer of the late 20th century who died this year.

11. Marvin Gaye Wikipedia

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.) (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and performer who gained international fame as an artist on the Motown label in the 1960s and 1970s.

12. Michel Petrucciani Wikipedia

Michel Petrucciani – Round midnight

Michel Petrucciani (December 28, 1962, Orange, France – January 6, 1999, Manhattan), was a French Jazz pianist. Michel Petrucciani came from an Italo-French family of a musical background. His father “Tony” played guitar and his brother Louis played bass. Michel was born with osteogenesis imperfecta which is a genetic disease that causes brittle bones and in his case short stature. It is also often linked to pulmonary ailments.

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