Famous Jazz Songs

Famous Jazz Songs

Jazz music originated long back but still continues to steal the heart of many people. Here is a list of some of the most famous jazz songs ever.
Jazz is a popular music genre that originated in the African-American communities in the early 20th century. In jazz, musical instruments typically used are the saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar, clarinet, flute, piano, guitar, double bass, tuba, drums, vocals, vibraphone, and the banjo. For all jazz music lovers, here are some well-known songs.

  • Don't Stop the Music - Jamie Cullum
  • Wheels - Jamie Cullum
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
  • Just One of Those Things - Jamie Cullum
  • Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  • I'm All Over It - Jamie Cullum
  • Somethin' Else - Cannonball Adderley
  • Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
  • Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • From the Soul - Joe Lovano
  • Ask the Ages - Sonny Sharrock
  • Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington & Bill Withers
  • I'll Be Seeing You (1944 Single) - Billie Holiday
  • Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music
  • The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) - Al B. Sure!, Barry White, El DeBarge, James Ingram & Quincy Jones
  • Meets the Rhythm Section - Art Pepper
  • How Do You Keep the Music Playing - James Ingram & Patti Austin
  • Till You Come to Me - Spencer Day
  • The Dial Sessions - Charlie Parker
  • Take Five - Dave Brubeck
  • Dance Me to the End of Love - Madeleine Peyroux
  • Black Saint & the Sinner Lady - Charles Mingus
  • Further Definitions - Benny Carter
  • Blue Trane - John Coltrane
  • The Far East Suite - Duke Ellington
  • Blanton/Webster Band - Duke Ellington
  • Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans
  • Out of the Cool - Gil Evans
  • Our Man in Paris - Dexter Gordon
  • Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
  • The Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Ming - David Murray
  • Count Basie - Atomic Basie
  • World Saxophone Quartet - Plays Duke Ellington
Famous Songs from the 1920s
  • I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister KateĀ (1922) - Armand J. Piron
  • Charleston (1925) - James P. Johnson
  • Downhearted Blues (1922) - Lovie Austin
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (1923) - Jimmy Cox
  • Wild Women Don't Have the Blues (1924) - Ida Cox
  • Chain Gang Blues (1925) - Ma Rainey
  • Back Water Blues (1927) - Bessie Smith
  • Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer) (1933) - Bessie Smith
  • West End Blues (1928) - Louis Armstrong
  • (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue (1929) - Louis Armstrong
  • Strange Fruit (1939) - Billie Holiday
Songs By Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971 ) was a famous American jazz musician. He was also a singer and made a remarkable history in jazz music. Louis Armstrong's songs are amongst the most popular, even today.

What a Wonderful World
I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Oh yeah!


Hello, Dolly!
Hello Dolly,......well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly.......I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong
I feel that room swayin'......while the band's playin'
One of your old favorite songs from way back when
So..... take her wrap, fellas.......find her an empty lap, fellas
Dolly'll never go away again

(instrumental break)

Hello Dolly,.....well, hello, Dolly
It's so nice to have you back where you belong
You're lookin' swell, Dolly.....I can tell, Dolly
You're still glowin'...you're still crowin'...you're still goin' strong
I feel the room swayin'...while that ole band keeps on playin'
One of your old favorite songs from way back when
So...golly, gee, fellas....find her an empty knee, fellas
Dolly'll never go away....I said she'll never go away
Dolly'll never go away again


Other songs by Louis Armstrong:
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Sittin' In The Sun
  • Mack The Knife
  • A Kiss To Build A Dream On
  • Gone Fishin'
  • Kiss Of Fire
  • (When We Are Dancin') I Get Ideas
  • It Takes Two To Tango
  • That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  • Blueberry Hill
  • When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  • Cabaret l
  • Lazy River
  • Mack The Knife
  • Moon River
  • You Can't Lose A Broken Heart
  • When Your Smiling
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • What A Wonderful World
  • The Home Fire
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Only You (And You Alone)
Given below are some songs by famous jazz musicians for women. These romantic tracks will surely be loved by the ladies.
  • Baby, Ain't I Good To You - Diana Krall Gee
  • Wives and Lovers - Lena Horne
  • Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
  • There's No You - Ray Charles
  • Easy Living - Johnny Hartman
  • I Wanna Be Around - Tony Bennett
  • Fever - Peggy Lee
  • Unforgettable - Natalie Cole
  • Isfahan - Duke Ellington
Every genre of music is different and unique in its own way. So get some of these tracks in your music players, and listen the jazz way!
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