Jazz Playlist

new releases from around the world of jazz

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.

ALBUM PRESS OUTREACH

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

Press Campaigns | Autumn/Winter 2020

Press Campaigns | Autumn/Winter 2020

The worldwide lockdown of 2020 didn't seem to reduce the number of great independent jazz releases and, from what we hear, there are a lot more coming in 2021! For those projects that manage to grab some attention from the jazz press, they should be in a good position...

Best Jazz Albums of 2020

Best Jazz Albums of 2020

It's that time of year when magazines and blogs are publishing their round up lists of best jazz albums of 2020. Rather than put together an article of music we've been enjoying this year, we instead asked the Jazzfuel community to share their favourites of 2020. What...

Interview with American Saxophone Great Greg Osby

Interview with American Saxophone Great Greg Osby

Hailed by The New York Times as one of the “most provocative musical thinkers of his generation” New York saxophonist and composer Greg Osby has been pushing the boundaries of contemporary improvised music for more than three decades. He recorded 15 albums for Blue...

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

Of course, COVID-19 has disrupted the lives and jobs of many different people worldwide. But given our work at Jazzfuel, we wanted to look specifically at how jazz musicians are being affected by the current situation.  We conducted a comprehensive survey of 266...

Press Campaigns | Summer 2020

Press Campaigns | Summer 2020

As you may know, one of the main done-for-you services we offer at Jazzfuel are press outreach campaigns. It's been satisfying to see so many new releases over the last 6 months, despite the obvious problems around the world. And, even better, so many journalists...

8 Reasons Bandcamp Is Valuable For Jazz Musicians

8 Reasons Bandcamp Is Valuable For Jazz Musicians

If you're somehow not too familiar with Bandcamp, it’s probably best described as the biggest [virtual] record store in the world. Except with every band hanging out there and selling their own stuff direct to fans. In fact, CEO Ethan Diamond recently noted that if...

July 2020: Thoughts on the next 24+ months

July 2020: Thoughts on the next 24+ months

As far as the music industry goes, we’re in possibly the most uncertain times ever. Even now, when some countries start to tentatively book gigs, everyone is waiting anxiously for the next set of rules, the next wave of the virus… I confirmed a few shows this week,...

Jazz radio stations around the world

Jazz radio stations around the world

We may well be in 'the streaming age' where pretty much any music ever recorded is readily available online, but jazz radio stations - and particularly the people that host them - still provide a valuable and entertaining source of discovery for jazz fans and musician...

21st Century Jazz Record Labels

21st Century Jazz Record Labels

You might not *need* a record deal in 2020 to get your music heard, but that doesn't mean there aren't independent jazz record labels out there releasing great music and giving you ideas for how to make the most out of your next album. We've put together this list of...

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

International jazz booking agent, manager and host of Jazzfuel.
Join the mailing list for more free content, or become a member of Jazzfuel Manager (members.jazzfuel.com) for 1-to-1 support & feedback.

About Matt Fripp & Jazzfuel

Looking for ways to grow your career as a jazz musician?

 

Join the mailing list for tools, resources & ideas - all free

Thanks!

Download the jazz promoter survey results

Join the Jazzfuel newsletter and get the free PDF in your inbox today

Thanks!

Download the press outreach checklist

Join the Jazzfuel newsletter and get the free PDF in your inbox today

Thanks!

Download the jazz journalist survey results

Join the Jazzfuel newsletter and get the free PDF in your inbox today

Thanks!

Download thefree eBook

Join the Jazzfuel newsletter and get the free PDF in your inbox today

Thanks - check your inbox!

Ready to discover the best of jazz, past & present?

Let our team of jazz professionals send informative jazz-related content to your inbox each week...

You have Successfully Subscribed!