R&B, jazz, blues, funk, soul, pop and even big band all describe these phenomenal artists who are not boxed into one music genre. These 15 artists are ones that you should get to know if you are a true music lover as well as a fan of artists who play instruments. These are artists breaking the status quo and artists not to sleep on!

Note: To learn more about each artist, click their name! Enjoy!

Esperanza Spalding - I Know You Know (Live)

Algebra - U Do It For Me

Robert Glasper - Tribute to Roy Ayers

Lalah Hathaway - Tribute To Anita Baker

Nicholas Peyton - Live

Amel Larrieux - We Can Be

Roy Hargrove - Close Your Eyes

Corrine Bailey Rae - Closer (Live)

Janelle Monae - Tightrope

Bilal - Soul Sista

Lianne LaHavas - Forget

Goapele - First Love

Elle Varner - Refill

Rahsaan Patterson - Stop Breaking My Heart (Live)

Leela James - My Joy (Live)