5 best jazz artists of all time (via Lansing State Journal)

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing kicks off Friday. It’s the festival’s 20th anniversary, and to celebrate, they’ve booked a long list of high-profile jazz talent, from Grammy Award winner and MSU graduate Ben Williams to Wynton Marsalis’ sideman Marcus Roberts to the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.

In honor of the festival’s two-decade milestone, we asked Summer Solstice Jazz Festival coordinator and East Lansing Art Festival music coordinator Benjamin Hall, who has been involved with the festival since 2013, to name his top five jazz artists of all time. And the results are….

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