Piano : Ninomiya Kazunari (member of Arashi) ^^
Electric guitar (blues): Joe Bonamessa<br />
Electric Guitar (rock): Joe Satriani<br />
Drums: (tie) Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy
I really love the sound of the Saxophone. Can't name a musician or band though. But I do listen to Arashi no Saxophone, the Themes of Iori Yagami from the King of Fighters.
It's a tossup between banjo and pedal steel guitar. I played steel in a couple bands through college and afterwards then chucked it for a 30 year run with banjo. Back on steel again while trying to retain my banjo chops. Sammy Shelor is about the best thing going on banjo right now, and Mike Johnson is probably my favorite steel pla<x>yer.