75 Best Jazz Songs for Weddings
We have created a list of our favorite best jazz songs for weddings. Jazz music was influenced by West African folk music. Although it is thought that Jazz started in New Orleans in the early 20th century, many areas in America also started playing jazz music at the same time such as St. Louis, Chicago, and Kansas City.
Jazz music is an American creation. Jazz music is more than just played by musicians. It is considered a heartfelt expression.
Jazz spans many different styles of music such as Swing, Big Band, Dixieland, Scat, and much more. Early Jazz musicians were Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and Jelly Roll Morton. In the ’30s Jazz Swing was most popular with artists like Count Basie, the Dorsey Brothers, and Artie Shaw.
Top 10 Jazz Songs (most popular downloads on Amazon)
- What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
- My Way – Frank Sinatra
- Morning Walk – Brian Culbertson
- Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
- Theme From New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
- Trav’lin’ Light – Chet Baker
- Love Is All – Chuck Loeb
- Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione
- Get up and Dance – Rick Braun
Best Jazz Songs
Last Updated: January 6, 2020
The Best of Jazz vs. the Best of Swing. Please also see our Best of Swing songs. Songs could cross between both categories. However, we have decided to put artists like Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and the likes on the Best of Swing list. Some Jazz songs that do not have lyrics or verbiage may also be listed in our Instrumental song category.
Jazz wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell