Explore the rich art of Jazz from every angle: classic and modern, vocal and instrumental.
A Great Day in Harlem
Music by jazz greats who showed up that 1958 morning for the famous “Great Day in Harlem” photo.
Music by musicians connected to Chicago's revolutionary Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, now in its 46th year.
Jazz way outside the box. From Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane to Ken Vandermark and William Parker.
The revolutionary music that married swing rhythm with adventurous improvisation. Hear it from the masters.
The big sound of large jazz ensembles from every era, from Basie and Ellington to Maria Schneider.
Blue Note Channel
Celebrate the recorded legacy of jazz’s greatest record company, which turned 70 in 2009.
The best in Brazilian jazz, from Brazilian masters and younger purveyors of the style from all over the world.
Songs by Porter, Gershwin, Sondheim and more -- all as performed by jazz artists.
Chicago Jazz Fest 2011
The music by the many wonderful artists - local and national - who'll perform at this year’s fest.
Christmas jazz with no vocals added. Artists like Oscar Peterson let their instruments do the singing.
Jazz vocalists like Dianne Reeves, Tony Bennett and Joe Williams breathe new life into Christmas classics.
Composers: Bird and Diz
Compositions by the forefathers of bop: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
Composers: Duke Ellington
Hear the timeless music of Ellington and collaborator Billy Strayhorn performed by artists from every era.
The timeless compositions of Bossa Nova maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Composers: The Beatles
Jazz artists like Count Basie and Brad Mehldau take on the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Composers: Thelonious Monk
Music composed by the enigmatic, challenging, and revolutionary Thelonious Monk.
Composers: Wayne Shorter
Hundreds of different takes on the masterful work of Wayne Shorter, jazz music's greatest living composer.
Music from cool pioneer Miles Davis and West Coast jazzers like Dave Brubeck and Shelly Manne.
Covering All the Bassists
Bassists step out of the shadows! Great music from Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, Jaco Pastorius and more.
Experimental jazz from recent years. Not Avant-Garde, not Straight-Ahead. The Bad Plus, Jason Moran, more.
An enormous and diverse collection of jazz from the last decade.
Take a tour of the earliest days of jazz, with Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and much more.
Decade: The 40s
The decade when swing was king, that is, until it was dethroned by the unstoppable force of bebop.
Decade: The 50s
Considered by many to be jazz’s finest hour. Bebop, hard bop, cool jazz, and beginnings of post-bop.
Decade: The 60s
A time of change and innovation. Post-bop, free jazz, early fusion and everything in between.
Decade: The 70s
The decade when present-day jazz giants got started. Fusion was king, but boppers were still making music.
Decade: The 80s
Nothing but jazz from the `80s, from fusion to neo-bop. Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, and much more.
Decade: The 90s
Exciting new voices and elder statesmen in their later years.
Detroit Jazz Festival 2011
Music from the dozens of great jazz artists who'll play at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival.
Hear nothing but music from ECM Records, a leader in cutting edge modern jazz for over 40 years.
The future of jazz! Hear undiscovered young talent alongside recent success stories from the under-40 crowd.
Give the Drummers Some
Music that shifts the spotlight to the oft-ignored time-keepers, from Art Blakey to Brian Blade.
Hear one of jazz music's most under-appreciated instruments: the vibraphone.
Funky tunes from greats like Herbie and Cannonball as well as modern groove masters like Charlie Hunter.
From Grant Green to Bill Frisell, from acoustic to electric, hear the best of jazz guitar.
A remarkable fusion of styles: groove jazz, jazz-rock, world fusion, and modern innovations.
From "Manteca" to Michel Camilo, the best in Latin Jazz.
Jazz greats from every era performing in their most natural habitat: Live, on stage, thriving off of the crowd's energy.
Mellow Christmas Jazz
Soothing jazz renditions of your Christmas favorites
Lush ballads as performed by jazz greats. Beautiful, sophisticated and relaxing.
The best in mainstream jazz from the last three decades. Breckers, Marsalises, and plenty of new releases.
Monterey Jazz Festival 2011
Northern California's long-running and much-beloved jazz fest
Montréal Jazz Festival 2011
Hear great music by many of the artists scheduled to play at this year's edition of the world's biggest jazz festival.
New Christmas Jazz
The latest Christmas Jazz innovations, from Wynton Marsalis, Carla Bley, Matt Wilson and more.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012
Music by the jazzers who are scheduled to perform at 2012’s NOLA Fest.
Stay up to date on the newest jazz. Featuring nothing but great jazz from the last 7 months.
There is jazz after bop! Hear a wide, wide range of modern jazz, from free jazz to post-bop and fusion.
Newport Jazz Festival 2012
The jazz festival that started them all. Hear great music by artists playing this year's Newport.
Non-Standard Christmas Jazz
Christmas jazz beyond the same 10 carols
Nothin' But the Blues
Hear hundreds of different jazz interpretations of the classic twelve bar blues.
Jazz before bop: swing, Dixieland and classic jazz, including Jelly Roll Morton and Coleman Hawkins.
Classic tracks from organ masters old and new. Jimmy Smith, Big John Patton, and Joey DeFrancesco.
Hear the great jazz pianists from every era, from Oscar Peterson and Dave Brubeck to Brad Mehldau.
Jazz musicians put their own spin on rock and pop songs by artists ranging from the Beatles to Björk.
Nothing but great jazz by musicians who call the Windy City home, veterans and young locals alike.
From Straight-Ahead to Avant-Garde, hear all the wonderful jazz Europe has to offer.
Regions: Modern West Coast
West Coast jazz beyond the cool school of the 50’s and 60’s. From Nels Cline to Tierney Sutton.
Regions: New Orleans
Traditional and progressive, swingin’ and funky, hear all types of great NOLA jazz.
Regions: New York
Newer jazz created in the mecca of the jazz world, New York City.
Music by the diverse lineup of artists playing in SFJazz’s eclectic Spring season.
The wonderful sounds of jazz saxophone, from Coleman Hawkins to John Coltrane to Chris Potter.
From updates on traditional spirituals to original compositions that ponder God's nature, hear jazz musicians take their music to church.
A handpicked playlist of AccuJazz program director Lucas Gillan’s favorite new jazz releases.
Get your groove on with the best in swinging straight ahead jazz from to Dexter Gordon to Bill Charlap.
Straight-ahead Christmas jazz from Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas to new releases.
Tel Aviv Jazz Festival 2012
Hear music by the great jazz musicians from Israel and around the world playing at this year's edition of Israel's biggest jazz fest
The Best Jazz of 2009
The best jazz of 2009. Compiled with the guidance of more than 15 critics’ year-end lists.
The Best Jazz of 2010
The most critically-acclaimed jazz of 2010. Based on the Village Voice poll, which polls 120 different critics.
The Best Jazz of 2011
The most critically-acclaimed jazz released in 2011, including Sonny Rollins, Ambrose Akinmusire, and more.
Where jazz and classical meet. Sophisticated concert music, gorgeous “jazz with strings,” and more.
Nothing but great trombone performances, from J.J. Johnson and Curtis Fuller to Robin Eubanks.
All the trumpet masters are here, from Satchmo and Miles to Roy Hargrove and Dave Douglas.
Great jazz vocalists from Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to Kurt Elling and Diana Krall.
Women of Jazz
Hear everything from classic recordings by Ella and Billie to the innovative sounds of Regina Carter and Nicole Mitchell.
Music that combines jazz improvisation and soul with less familiar sounds from around the world.