Yesterday, picked up Prof. Amit Bubna's entire Jazz collection. This includes artists like Brian Setzer, Charles Mingus, Charlie Hayden & Pat Methany, Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connik, John Coltrane, Joshua Redman, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole,Sonny Rollins, Steely Dan and Thelonius Monk.
The site Jazz for Beginners gives a good intro to what artists one should start with. Do check it out too.
Currently listening to Thelonius Monk.