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.

The Releasing / Gigging Cycle

The Releasing / Gigging Cycle

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...

Interview with Krzysztof Komorek of Donos Kulturalny

Interview with Krzysztof Komorek of Donos Kulturalny

If you want to discover more about the thriving Polish jazz scene, Donos Kulturalny, by jazz journalist Krzysztof Komorek, is a great place to start! Krzysztof joined us for a short interview to share his long and varied experience in covering this music. He is not...

Jazz Special (Danish Magazine) | Interview with Editor Cim Meyer

Jazz Special (Danish Magazine) | Interview with Editor Cim Meyer

If you're looking to get your new music to the widest possible audience - as well as use it to get gig bookings later - press coverage is a very important focus. In order to run our own press outreach campaigns better, as well as advise musicians who go down the DIY...

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...

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.
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