Jazz Dance Songs

Jazz Dance Songs

A great list of jazz songs has been compiled in this article for all of you to read and select your favorite numbers.
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Jazz style of dance shows a cumulation of sounds, rhythms and various techniques of music. Similar to the character of jazz music, jazz dance is basically a platform for an individual dancer and his/her individual skills. The African-American community in the United States is known to be the origin of this form of dance. It had been in existence right from the early 1800s and by the time of First World War, it came to be known as a different genre altogether.

Some Great Jazz Numbers to Dance to
  • A Long Drink of the Blues - Jackie McLean
  • A Night in Tunisia - Sonny Rollins
  • A Remark You Made - Weather Report
  • A Year Ago - Kenny G
  • Acknowledgement - John Coltrane
  • Aerial Boundaries - Michael Hedges
  • Anonymous Skulls - Medeski, Martin & Wood
  • Ask the Ages - Sonny Sharrock
  • Back at the Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith
  • Back Water Blues - Bessie Smith
  • Be My Baby - The Ronettes
  • Bemsha Swing - Thelonious Monk
  • Big Chief - Professor Longhair
  • Birdland - Weather Report
  • Black Satin - Miles Davis
  • Blue in Green - Miles Davis
  • Blue Rondo A La Turk - Dave Brubeck
  • Bumpin' on Sunset - Wes Montgomery
  • Cause We've Ended as Lovers - Jeff Beck
  • Chain Gang Blues - Ma Rainey
  • Chameleon - Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters
  • Charleston - James P. Johnson
  • Chitlins Con Carne - Kenny Burrell
  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
  • Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
  • Count Basie - Atomic Basie
  • Cover Girl - Larry Coryell
  • Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
  • Don't Stop the Music - Jamie Cullum
  • Downhearted Blues - Lovie Austin
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Epistrophy - Thelonious Monk
  • Eternal Child - Chick Corea's Elektric Band
  • Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  • Five Hundred Miles High - Stan Getz
  • Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis
  • From the Soul - Joe Lovano
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra
  • Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer) - Bessie Smith
  • Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Charles Mingus
  • Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
  • Hamp's Hump - Galactic
  • Havana - Kenny G
  • Hog Callin' Blues - Charles Mingus
  • How Do You Keep the Music Playing - James Ingram & Patti Austin
  • I'll Be Seeing You (1944 Single) - Billie Holiday
  • I'm All Over It - Jamie Cullum
  • Icarus - Winter Consort
  • In a Sentimental Mood - John Coltrane & Duke Ellington
  • In the Mood - Glen Miller
  • Just One of Those Things - Jamie Cullum
  • Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington & Bill Withers
  • La Vie en Rose (Single) - Louis Armstrong
  • Lazy River - Pete Fountain
  • lt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie
  • Meets the Rhythm Section - Art Pepper
Some More Songs
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Cannonball Adderley
  • Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
  • Mister Magic - Grover Washington Jr.
  • Moon Tune - Bob James/David Sanborn
  • Moritat - Sonny Rollins
  • My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
  • My Feet Can't Fail Me Now - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • My Funny Valentine - Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker
  • Naima - John Coltrane
  • New York, New York - Liza Minelli
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out - Jimmy Cox
  • One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie
  • Our Man in Paris - Dexter Gordon
  • Out of the Cool - Gil Evans
  • Out of the Night - Brian Melvin Trio
  • Pharaoh's Dance - Miles Davis
  • Places and Spaces - Donald Byrd
  • Potato Head Blues - Louis Armstrong
  • Psalm - John Coltrane
  • Pursuance - John Coltrane
  • Race with Devil on Spanish Highway - Al DiMeola
  • Resolution - John Coltrane
  • Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus - Sun Ra and his Arkestra
  • Room 335 - Larry Carlton
  • School Days - Stanley Clarke
  • Science Funktion - Donald Byrd
  • Somethin' Else - Cannonball Adderly
  • Son of Mr. Green Genes - Frank Zappa
  • Speak no Evil - Wayne Shorter
  • Straight Life - Freddy Hubbard
  • Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
  • Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • Take Five - Dave Brubeck
  • Tea for Two - Art Tatum
  • The Creator has a Master Plan - Pharoah Sanders
  • The Dial Sessions - Charlie Parker
  • The Far East Suite - Duke Ellington
  • The Girl From Ipanema - Getz/Gilberto
  • The Hong Kong Incident - Jing Chi
  • The Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music
  • Three Views of a Secret - Jaco Pastorius
  • Till You Come to Me - Spencer Day
  • Tones for Elvin Jones - John McLaughlin
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  • Volunteered Slavery - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  • Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans
  • West End Blues - Louis Armstrong
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Wheels - Jamie Cullum
  • When you're in Love - Horace Silver
  • Wild Women Don't Have the Blues - Ida Cox
  • Willow Weep for Me - Wes Montgomery
So there you are with an exhaustive list on some of the most popular jazz songs. Now jotting down your fave numbers might be tedious. So an easy way out is bookmarking the page or getting a printout of the same.