Kurt Rosenwinkel

Kurt Rosenwinkel performs at NYC's Village Vanguard in 2008.

Seven Contemporary Jazz Guitarists Worth Checking Out

Frank Zappa famously proclaimed that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny.” And while that certainly may have been true in the fusion heyday of the 1970s and '80s, there's a younger breed of jazz musicians making music that is forward-looking but far less odorous. Here are five videos of contemporary jazz guitarists you should check out.