The results are in! Here are your top picks for each category:

Female Vocalist

  1. Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Sarah Vaughan
  3. Dinah Washington
  4. Billie Holiday
  5. Dianne Reeves
  6. Diana Krall
  7. Nancy Wilson
  8. Cassandra Wilson
  9. Abbey Lincoln
  10. Betty Carter

Tenor Saxophone

  1. John Coltrane
  2. Sonny Rollins
  3. Grover Washington, Jr.
  4. Stan Getz
  5. Houston Person
  6. Dexter Gordon
  7. Lester Young
  8. Branford Marsalis
  9. Stanley Turrentine
  10. Wayne Shorter

Trumpet

  1. Miles Davis
  2. Louis Armstrong
  3. Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Wynton Marsalis
  5. Clifford Brown
  6. Lee Morgan
  7. Chet Baker
  8. Freddie Hubbard
  9. Arturo Sandoval
  10. Clark Terry

Piano

  1. Oscar Peterson
  2. Thelonious Monk
  3. Ahmad Jamal
  4. Herbie Hancock
  5. Art Tatum
  6. McCoy Tyner
  7. Bill Evans
  8. Chick Corea
  9. Dave Brubeck
  10. Duke Ellington

Alto Saxophone

  1. Charlie Parker
  2. Cannonball Adderley
  3. Paquito D'Rivera
  4. Paul Desmond
  5. David Sanborn
  6. Phil Woods
  7. Johnny Hodges
  8. Kenny Garrett
  9. Gary Bartz
  10. Sonny Stitt

Bass

  1. Ron Carter
  2. Christian McBride
  3. Charles Mingus
  4. Ray Brown
  5. Esperanza Spalding
  6. Charlie Haden
  7. Stanley Clarke
  8. Paul Chambers
  9. Jaco Pastorius
  10. Percy Heath

Male Vocalist

  1. Frank Sinatra
  2. Joe Williams
  3. Gregory Porter
  4. Johnny Hartman
  5. Tony Bennett
  6. Nat Cole
  7. Al Jarreau
  8. Louis Armstrong
  9. Ray Charles
  10. Kurt Elling

Drums

  1. Art Blakey
  2. Max Roach
  3. Buddy Rich
  4. Elvin Jones
  5. Gene Krupa
  6. Roy Haynes
  7. Kenny Washington
  8. Tony Williams
  9. Jack DeJohnette
  10. Joe Morello

Vibes

  1. Lionel Hampton
  2. Milt Jackson
  3. Cal Tjader
  4. Bobby Hutcherson
  5. Gary Burton
  6. Joe Locke
  7. Stefon Harris
  8. Red Norvo
  9. Warren Wolf
  10. Terry Gibbs

Large Ensemble

  1. Count Basie Orchestra
  2. Duke Ellington Orchestra
  3. Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
  4. Mingus Big Band
  5. Gil Evans Orchestra
  6. Chico O'Farrill Orchestra
  7. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band
  8. Maria Schneider Orchestra
  9. Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra
  10. Gerald Wilson Orchestra

Guitar

  1. Wes Montgomery
  2. George Benson
  3. Django Reinhardt
  4. Pat Metheny
  5. Russell Malone
  6. Bucky Pizzarelli
  7. Grant Green
  8. Kenny Burrell
  9. Les Paul
  10. Jim Hall

Trombone

  1. J.J. Johnson
  2. Wycliffe Gordon
  3. Tommy Dorsey
  4. Steve Turre
  5. Slide Hampton
  6. Robin Eubanks
  7. Curtis Fuller
  8. Jack Teagarden
  9. Delfeayo Marsalis
  10. Bill Watrous

Organ

  1. Jimmy Smith
  2. Dr. Lonnie Smith
  3. Joey Defrancesco
  4. Shirley Scott
  5. Charles Earland
  6. Jimmy McGriff
  7. Larry Young
  8. Rhoda Scott
  9. Jon Hammond
  10. Wild Bill Davis

Baritone Saxophone

  1. Gerry Mulligan
  2. James Carter
  3. Pepper Adams
  4. Joe Temperley
  5. Gary Smulyan
  6. Hamiet Bluiett
  7. Scott Robinson
  8. Leo Parker
  9. Ronnie Cuber
  10. Nick Brignola

Soprano Saxophone

  1. John Coltrane
  2. Wayne Shorter
  3. Branford Marsalis
  4. Sidney Bechet
  5. Jimmy Heath
  6. Jane Ira Bloom
  7. Sonny Fortune
  8. Steve Wilson
  9. Oliver Lake
  10. Dave Liebman

Clarinet

  1. Benny Goodman
  2. Paquito D'Rivera
  3. Artie Shaw
  4. Anat Cohen
  5. Don Byron
  6. Eddie Daniels
  7. Buddy DeFranco
  8. Pee Wee Russell
  9. Victor Goines
  10. Ken Peplowski

Flute

  1. Herbie Mann
  2. Dave Valentin
  3. Yusef Lateef
  4. Hubert Laws
  5. Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  6. Eric Dolphy
  7. James Moody
  8. Frank Wess
  9. David "Fathead" Newman
  10. Lew Tabackin

Violin

  1. Regina Carter
  2. Stephane Grappelli
  3. Ray Nance
  4. Billy Bang
  5. Stuff Smith

Percussion

  1. Tito Puente
  2. Mongo Santamaria
  3. Ray Barretto
  4. Poncho Sanchez
  5. Airto Moreira
  6. Bobby Sanabria
  7. Duduka Da Fonseca
  8. Carlos "Patato" Valdes
  9. Steve Kroon
  10. Ray Mantilla