BBC Music Jazz, the temporary digital radio station has announced the results of the of a poll of BBC Radio and JazzFM listeners. Listeners have been voting for the greatest jazz musician of all time, from a shortlist of 50, and the winner is:
TOP TEN IN ORDER
1. Miles Davis
2. Louis Armstrong
3. Duke Ellington
4. John Coltrane
5. Ella Fitzgerald
6. Charlie Parker
7. Billie Holiday
=8. Thelonious Monk / Bill Evans
10. Oscar Peterson
THE LIST OF THE TOP FIFTY IS HERE
NOTE: BBC Music Jazz is a temporary pop-up radio station for jazz on DAB, and mobile, in collaboration with BBC Radio, Jazz FM and EFG London Jazz Festival from 12 – 15th November.
Programmes include bespoke jazz content, live broadcasts from London Jazz Festival, unique one-off documentaries and archive recordings, expertly curated by BBC Radio in collaboration with Jazz FM for the very first time and available to catch up on BBC Radio iPlayer.
Surely Loose Tubes (in the fifty) is an ensemble not an artist
Ridiculous poll. How can Sarah Vaughan be excluded but various contemporary lightweights such as … (various) .. included