The Roots Music Report's
Top Jazz Song Chart
for the Year of 2021

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name Sub Genre
1Phone DiesAndra DayJazz
2Tigress & TweedAndra DayJazz
3After You've GoneSamoa Wilson with the Jim Kweskin BandRagtime
4Melissa on FireGary Dean SmithFusion
5North StarLyle WorkmanFusion
6Old Brazil (feat. Duncan Lamont)Beverley BeirneJazz
7Walkin' ShoesDavid LarsenTraditional Jazz
8War & Insufficient Peace - Jeanne RicksSonic Portraits Jazz Various ArtistsContemporary Jazz
9Nostalgia in Times SquareChris RottmayerTraditional Jazz
10WarpathGrant FergusonFusion
11Quantum Entanglement (feat. Chad Wakerman, Nando Lauria, Ole Mathiesen & Jimmy Johnson)Steve HuntFusion
12What Lola WantsMelbreezeContemporary Jazz
13Classical GasTommy EmmanuelJazz
14RevivalGregory PorterJazz
15Unsung HeroLyle WorkmanFusion
16Distant LandHannah BaiardiCrossover Jazz
17Memories of Sherwood (feat. Jimmy Earl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Alex Machacek & Robert Ritchiesse)Steve HuntFusion
18LyridJoe Marcinek BandJazz
19BluedemicSlide AttackContemporary Jazz
20A Taste of EternityGrant FergusonFusion
21Never Let Me GoJoe ChambersJazz
22The Summer KnowsHannah BaiardiCrossover Jazz
23Help the PoorRobben FordJazz
24Why Can't We Live TogetherDr. Lonnie SmithClassic Jazz
25Manteca the "a" TrainThe Pete Ellman Big BandBig Band
26Work SongJohn DePaola QuartetTraditional Jazz
27Loser (feat. Bob Weir)Dave McMurrayJazz
28There Will Never Be Another YouEliane EliasJazz
29Crossover (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
30Groove ElationBerniceFusion
31Moments NoticeMercer Hassy OrchestraJazz
32I Want to Talk About YouJohn ScofieldJazz
33Bumpin' on SunsetWes MontgomeryJazz
34Midnight BlueKenny BurrellJazz
35The Way (feat. Joanna Majoko)Jesse RyanJazz
36Lost in CentraliaProject AlcazarFusion
37DolemiteScott HendersonJazz
38I’m Old FashionedVinnie Riccitelli OctetTraditional Jazz
39Maybe. Maybe Not.Grant FergusonFusion
40Chitlins Con CarneKenny BurrellJazz
41Ludvico LaneProject AlcazarFusion
42Noble SavageLyle WorkmanFusion
43Armadillo ResearchThe Jeff Benedict Big Big BandContemporary Jazz
44Baker's Circle (feat. McClenty Hunter)Dave StrykerContemporary Jazz
45King of HeartsTroy RobertsContemporary Jazz
462 in 1Greg HoweFusion
47Você Pra MimSue MaskalerisLatin Jazz
48Escrito Jazz LibreDan MorettiContemporary Jazz
49Talk to Your DaughterRobben FordJazz
50You'd Be So Nice to Come Home toGrace HaggertyTraditional Jazz
51New LoveCharnett MoffettJazz
52The Fotomat Song (Someday My Prints Will Come)The Jeff Benedict Big Big BandContemporary Jazz
53MoonscapeThe Jeff Benedict Big Big BandContemporary Jazz
54Si TendreHannah BaiardiContemporary Jazz
55ObsessionKenney PolsonLatin Jazz
56Vignette (feat. Rodney Whitaker & Randy Napoleon)Jack BrandfieldTraditional Jazz
57Musa (feat. Paco Soto, Sullivan Fortner, Eric Wheeler, Joe Dyson & Sabú Porrina)Lauren HendersonContemporary Jazz
58Well, You Needn't (Live at Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA / 1968)Thelonious MonkJazz
59Blue Rondo a La TurkThe Dave Brubeck QuartetJazz
60Dr. Space Junk's Funk ProbeGrossMongueFusion
61RevelationRobben FordJazz
62Woman of the Ghetto (Reimagined)Melanie CharlesCrossover Jazz
63DreamcatcherLee RitenourJazz
64Number 9 (feat. Cyrus Chestnut, Kimon Karoutzos & Gary Kerkezou)Francesco AmentaJazz
65These Foolish ThingsRoseanna VitroJazz
66Soul LamentKenny BurrellJazz
67Poly JamMichael WhalenFusion
68One, Two, ThreeProfessor Aucoin and the Jazz ScientistsJazz
69Occams RazorProject AlcazarFusion
70Hey Lover (feat. Roy Ayers)Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed MuhammadCrossover Jazz
71La Cumbia De MacArthur ParkWill LyleJazz
72Natural MysticAcute InflectionsCrossover Jazz
73L.A. BluesDennis MitcheltreeJazz
74Twilight SurferJulian LageJazz
75Symbiotic SoulsLuico HopperSmooth Jazz
76From the Beginning (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
77Purple Haze (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
78Quiet Nights, Quiet StarsGrace HaggertyTraditional Jazz
79I Remember Clifford (Live)Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew MillerContemporary Jazz
80Keep Your Eyes OpenBill FrisellJazz
81Eleanor RigbyPaul SilbergleitBig Band
82Mr. Paganini (Live)Ella FitzgeraldClassic Jazz
83ArrivalRoberto RestucciaSmooth Jazz
84ApacheFrank Vignola & Vinny RanioloJazz
85In Walked Bud (feat. Mike Eckroth, Daisuke Abe, Yoshi Waki & Brian Fishler)Kenny ShankerJazz
86Sounds from the AncestorsKenny GarrettClassic Jazz
87West Coast BluesWes MontgomeryJazz
88Break Blues for PilarChris RottmayerTraditional Jazz
89Funk DeluxKenny CarrFusion
90Invitation (feat. Peter Michael Escovedo...)Kenny WashingtonContemporary Jazz
91If Love is OverratedGregory PorterJazz
92Imagine ThatChris StandringJazz
93MarimbistaJenny KlukkenJazz
94Primal ScreamKenny CarrFusion
95CaravanKenney PolsonLatin Jazz
96DaahoundEmily RemlerJazz
97DevotionGrant FergusonFusion
98Blues for Los AngelesBill FrisellJazz
99DriftingAndy McKeeJazz
100Fo ShoDelvon Lamarr Organ TrioContemporary Jazz
101Good NewsSheryl BaileyJazz
102Sunshine SupermanDr. Lonnie SmithClassic Jazz
103GoodbyeStu HammFusion
104ImpressionsPat MartinoJazz
105NovemberGrant FergusonFusion
106SerenataVinnie Riccitelli OctetTraditional Jazz
107Laughing on the InsideBen Rosenblum Nebula ProjectJazz
108Freedom Jazz Dance (feat. Manuel Valera & Mike Clark)Leon Lee DorseyJazz
109WorkChick Corea TrioJazz
110Oye Como VaBill O'ConnellJazz
111Brother Where Are You (Live)Kurt EllingJazz
112Flash (with Scott Colley & Satoshi Takeishi)Joshua Redman & Brooklyn RiderJazz
113Dad Gone ThingGregory PorterJazz
114The Lyrical Cole-ManHarold MabernJazz
115QuasimodoJeff ReedJazz
116United We StandDan WilenskyJazz
117Can’t Find My Way HomeChristian SandsJazz
118The MissBrian LandrusJazz
119ThroughAlexa TarantinoJazz
120Missing YouRebecca Coupe FranksJazz
121From Paris with LoveMelody GardotJazz
122Don isChristian McBrideJazz
123City NightsAlan BraufmanJazz
124How Deep is the OceanDiana KrallJazz
125Down by the RiversideChristian McBrideJazz
126MiraculousDavid BoswellContemporary Jazz
127Blues a La BurgessDerrick Gardner & the Big Dig! BandBig Band
128The Cape Verdean BluesConrad HerwigLatin Jazz
129OceanaBilly ChildsMainstream Jazz
130There is Always One More TimeDiane SchuurTraditional Jazz
131Deed I DoSue Anne GershenzonTraditional Jazz
132On the Sunny Side of the StreetNew Orleans High SocietyTraditional Jazz
133Wt!...Tom Kubis Big BandJazz
134Estrada Do SolAntonio AdolfoLatin Jazz
135Chythm RangesTroy RobertsContemporary Jazz
136Beautiful LoveAdam RogersJazz
137Samba for PoochiJohn DePaola QuartetTraditional Jazz
138War PaintBrian Woodruff SextetContemporary Jazz
139Bossa Nova OvaJack BrandfieldTraditional Jazz
140Just You, Just MeJosie FalboJazz
141El HombrePat MartinoJazz
142Let It SlipGreg HoweFusion
143Hope Sweet Hope (feat. Danny Gottlieb & Jacob Jezioro)Pat CoilTraditional Jazz
144Lazy BluesDafnis Prieto SextetLatin Jazz
145Tempest PulseGreg HoweFusion
146Soul DancingJoey DeFrancescoJazz
147That's LifeWillie NelsonJazz
148Gun Metal GreyThe Budos BandJazz
149Rakin' and Scrapin' (feat. Harold Mabern & Mike Clark)Leon Lee DorseyJazz
150My RomanceAmber WeekesContemporary Jazz
151Afro Blue (feat. John Patitucci & Marvin Smitty Smith)The Le Coq All StarsJazz
152New York CityAlexander McCabeTraditional Jazz
153Calypso TrishaBenn Clatworthy System 6Jazz
154Freedom March / for John LewisBand of Other BrothersJazz
155Green Dolphin StreetChris StandringClassic Jazz
156So in LoveJonathan KarrantTraditional Jazz
157Tune 77Kenny CarrFusion
158Into the DaybreakMike FreedmanJazz
159Heading WesNorman BrownContemporary Jazz
160Late Night DriveEric EssixContemporary Jazz
161The LighthouseLee RitenourJazz
162Color of a Woman is BluAllan HarrisJazz
163Blessed Assurance (feat. Committed)John Redmon & The Thomas J. Dawson, Jr. iOrchestraTraditional Jazz
164Joy Spring (feat. Carly Ines)Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz MachineBig Band
165Future ShockMichael WhalenFusion
166Bird’s Song (Relaxin’ at Camarillo)Roseanna VitroJazz
167Dismal SwampCharles Lloyd & The MarvelsAvant-Garde Jazz
168Western RebellionEric ReedJazz
169Eau RougeDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
170Miss MaritzaAlexander McCabeTraditional Jazz
171TamarindoDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
172Frankenstein (Smooth Frank)Rick DerringerSmooth Jazz
173Rhapsody in RedRick DerringerSmooth Jazz
174Leo's SongDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
175You've Got a FriendWayne AlpernCrossover Jazz
176Road SongChristian McBrideBig Band
177Naked TruthLarry CarltonJazz
178GetawayRobben FordJazz
179Mr. MartinoChuck LoebJazz
180Jazzy Coo (Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo)Rick DerringerSmooth Jazz
181The Blues AppChuck LoebJazz
182Dance in Your BloodPeter BernsteinJazz
183What's Happening BrotherMichael Stephenson & Alexander ClaffyContemporary Jazz
184Stir It UpAcute InflectionsCrossover Jazz
 

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