This jazz playlist is made with the pretty much the opposite approach to Spotify. The streaming giant tries to recommend exactly what they think you’ll like, or to categorise the music into sub-genres so you know exactly what to expect.

Knowing how discerning jazz fans today are, we’ve taken an alternative route…

This playlist features all different sorts of jazz: from contemporary, avant garde music, to swing and big big. From cool jazz to electronic, crossover sounds.

It’s all super high quality music, but you probably won’t like all of it…

The goal is not to make a jazz playlist that you will love, from start to finish. It’s to make a playlist that lets you discover one or two hidden gems that you wouldn’t have otherwise heard.

So feel free to hit ‘skip’ on some of them, but don’t forget to ❤️the ones you like!

And, if you want to get updates when new tracks are added, hit the ‘follow‘ button over on Spotify. We’re adding new music to this playlist each week. Most of the songs are from members of the ever growing Jazzfuel community of musicians around the world, but we also get recommendations from industry friends: jazz magazines, journalists, promoters, agents & other influencers.

If you’re a musician and have just released a new album, you can submit a track for inclusion here.

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We’ll personally pitch your upcoming release to the right press contacts… and follow up with them.

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Press Campaigns | Spring 2021

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Interview with Dutch Jazz Journalist Mathijs van den Berg

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The Releasing / Gigging Cycle

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There's a strongly held belief amongst some musicians that there's no real point releasing music if you can't tour it. To be fair, that's what musicians have been doing for many years. But unless you're a headline act, do you really promote your music by being 'on the...

New Release to include on this jazz playlist?

If you have a new album out now, send a link for possible inclusion on this new releases playlist.

Matt Fripp
Matt Fripp

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