Eileen Ivers started playing the fiddle when she was 9. She has 7 solo albums from 1994 to 2007.
Earl Scruggs has been playing bluegrass and country music since 1945. He perfected the 3-finger style on the 5-string banjo.
Earl Klugh has been a smooth jazz/jazz fusion guitarist since 1970. He has numerous solo albums plus collaborations with some of the best in the business including Bob James, George Benson, and Hiroki Miyano
Doug Kershaw plays Cajun music on his fiddle. He’s “The Ragin Cajun”
David Sanborn is the most successful sax player since the 80s. While you may hear him on smooth jazz his favorite genres are jazz, instrumental pop, and R&B.
Chuck Mangione is a jazz flugelhorn player. He has over 30 albums since 1960.
The Chucho Valdes Quintet is led by the Cuban jazz pianist whose full name is Jesús Dionisio Valdés. He has 5 Grammy Awards,