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

Female Vocalist

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

Tenor Saxophone

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

Trumpet

  1. Miles Davis
  2. Dizzy Gillespie
  3. Wynton Marsalis
  4. Louis Armstrong
  5. Clifford Brown
  6. Arturo Sandoval
  7. Chet Baker
  8. Terence Blanchard
  9. Lee Morgan
  10. Nicholas Payton

Piano

  1. Thelonious Monk
  2. Oscar Peterson
  3. Bill Evans
  4. Herbie Hancock
  5. Horace Silver
  6. Ahmad Jamal
  7. McCoy Tyner
  8. Art Tatum
  9. Billy Strayhorn
  10. Eric Reed

Alto Saxophone

  1. Charlie Parker
  2. Cannonball Adderley
  3. Paquito D'Rivera
  4. David Sanborn
  5. Paul Desmond
  6. Benny Carter
  7. Antonio Hart
  8. Jackie McLean
  9. Kenny Garrett
  10. Art Pepper

Bass

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

Male Vocalist

  1. Frank Sinatra
  2. Johnny Hartman
  3. Joe Williams
  4. Gregory Porter
  5. Tony Bennett
  6. Ray Charles
  7. Kurt Elling
  8. Allan Harris
  9. Billy Eckstine
  10. Lou Rawls

Drums

  1. Art Blakey
  2. Max Roach
  3. Buddy Rich
  4. Jack DeJohnette
  5. Lewis Nash
  6. Albert "Tootie" Heath
  7. Kenny Washington
  8. Terry lynne Carrington
  9. Gene Krupa
  10. Elvin Jones

Vibes

  1. Lionel Hampton
  2. Milt Jackson
  3. Cal Tjader
  4. Bobby Hutcherson
  5. Joe Locke
  6. Stefon Harris
  7. Gary Burton
  8. Warren Wolf
  9. Steve Nelson
  10. Dave Samuels

Large Ensemble

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

Guitar

  1. Wes Montgomery
  2. Russell Malone
  3. George Benson
  4. Pat Metheny
  5. Django Reinhardt
  6. Grant Green
  7. Bucky Pizzarelli
  8. John Pizzarelli
  9. Charlie Byrd
  10. Joe Pass

Trombone

  1. J.J. Johnson
  2. Wycliffe Gordon
  3. Tommy Dorsey
  4. Steve Turre
  5. Slide Hampton
  6. Robin Eubanks
  7. Jack Teagarden
  8. Curtis Fuller
  9. Al Grey
  10. Ku-umba Frank Lacy

Organ

  1. Jimmy Smith
  2. Dr. Lonnie Smith
  3. Shirley Scott
  4. Joey Defrancesco
  5. Richard "Groove" Holmes
  6. Charles Earland
  7. Jon Hammond
  8. Mike Ledonne
  9. Bill Doggett
  10. Jimmy McGriff

Baritone Saxophone

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

Soprano Saxophone

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

Clarinet

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

Flute

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

Violin

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

Percussion

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