Not enough time in the world for everything, but in my ideal world I would make time to audibly digest the following artists:
Adrian Gruning (Ibanez Signature artist - Argentinian jazz bassist)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J9LSFb6Y6E (yes I have a SR300 as well)
Gabriela Montero (Venezuelan Concert Piano Diva - Improvisation Specialist)
Lenny White (freaking Jazz drummer extraordinaire)
http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/lennywhitereturnforever.html (Clark, Di Meola, Corea & White - make me soil myself)
Gregory Charles (the music man)
Was my Sunday morning drive talk show guy . . . until CBC 2 Radio pulled him ("In the Key of Charles"). Read here for the CBC layoffs and cuts. Guy would be on the piano doing "live hosting" playing and singing whatever the show's theme was. Crazy amount of musical knowledge and actual chops that were legit! Always the man in my book, always gonna be.