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
28Softer Than SilenceNew LatitudeSmooth Jazz
29There Will Never Be Another YouEliane EliasJazz
30Crossover (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
31Groove ElationBerniceFusion
32Moments NoticeMercer Hassy OrchestraJazz
33I Want to Talk About YouJohn ScofieldJazz
34Bumpin' on SunsetWes MontgomeryJazz
35Midnight BlueKenny BurrellJazz
36The Way (feat. Joanna Majoko)Jesse RyanJazz
37Lost in CentraliaProject AlcazarFusion
38DolemiteScott HendersonJazz
39I’m Old FashionedVinnie Riccitelli OctetTraditional Jazz
40Maybe. Maybe Not.Grant FergusonFusion
41Chitlins Con CarneKenny BurrellJazz
42Ludvico LaneProject AlcazarFusion
43Stang's SwangStevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleJazz
44Noble SavageLyle WorkmanFusion
45Armadillo ResearchThe Jeff Benedict Big Big BandContemporary Jazz
46Baker's Circle (feat. McClenty Hunter)Dave StrykerContemporary Jazz
47King of HeartsTroy RobertsContemporary Jazz
482 in 1Greg HoweFusion
49Você Pra MimSue MaskalerisLatin Jazz
50Escrito Jazz LibreDan MorettiContemporary Jazz
51Talk to Your DaughterRobben FordJazz
52You'd Be So Nice to Come Home toGrace HaggertyTraditional Jazz
53Ghouls and the GoblinsMichael Landau GroupFusion
54New LoveCharnett MoffettJazz
55The Fotomat Song (Someday My Prints Will Come)The Jeff Benedict Big Big BandContemporary Jazz
56MoonscapeThe Jeff Benedict Big Big BandContemporary Jazz
57Si TendreHannah BaiardiContemporary Jazz
58The New AbnormalShawn MaxwellJazz
59ObsessionKenney PolsonLatin Jazz
60Vignette (feat. Rodney Whitaker & Randy Napoleon)Jack BrandfieldTraditional Jazz
61Musa (feat. Paco Soto, Sullivan Fortner, Eric Wheeler, Joe Dyson & Sabú Porrina)Lauren HendersonContemporary Jazz
62Well, You Needn't (Live at Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA / 1968)Thelonious MonkJazz
63Blue Rondo a La TurkThe Dave Brubeck QuartetJazz
64Dr. Space Junk's Funk ProbeGrossMongueFusion
65Flow My TearsStuart HammFusion
66RevelationRobben FordJazz
67Woman of the Ghetto (Reimagined)Melanie CharlesCrossover Jazz
68DreamcatcherLee RitenourJazz
69Number 9 (feat. Cyrus Chestnut, Kimon Karoutzos & Gary Kerkezou)Francesco AmentaJazz
70These Foolish ThingsRoseanna VitroJazz
71Soul LamentKenny BurrellJazz
72Poly JamMichael WhalenFusion
73One, Two, ThreeProfessor Aucoin and the Jazz ScientistsJazz
74Occams RazorProject AlcazarFusion
75Hey Lover (feat. Roy Ayers)Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed MuhammadCrossover Jazz
76ShuraAlex SipiaginJazz
77La Cumbia De MacArthur ParkWill LyleJazz
78Joy of LifeJeannine OtisClassic Jazz
79Natural MysticAcute InflectionsCrossover Jazz
80L.A. BluesDennis MitcheltreeJazz
81Twilight SurferJulian LageJazz
82Symbiotic SoulsLuico HopperSmooth Jazz
83From the Beginning (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
84Falling in Love with LoveMike Clark & Michael ZilberJazz
85Purple Haze (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
86Quiet Nights, Quiet StarsGrace HaggertyTraditional Jazz
87No Moon at AllJoshua Jern Jazz OrchestraJazz
88I Remember Clifford (Live)Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew MillerContemporary Jazz
89Keep Your Eyes OpenBill FrisellJazz
90Eleanor RigbyPaul SilbergleitBig Band
91Mr. Paganini (Live)Ella FitzgeraldClassic Jazz
92ArrivalRoberto RestucciaSmooth Jazz
93ApacheFrank Vignola & Vinny RanioloJazz
94In Walked Bud (feat. Mike Eckroth, Daisuke Abe, Yoshi Waki & Brian Fishler)Kenny ShankerJazz
95Sounds from the AncestorsKenny GarrettClassic Jazz
96West Coast BluesWes MontgomeryJazz
97Break Blues for PilarChris RottmayerTraditional Jazz
98Funk DeluxKenny CarrFusion
99Invitation (feat. Peter Michael Escovedo...)Kenny WashingtonContemporary Jazz
100If Love is OverratedGregory PorterJazz
101Imagine ThatChris StandringJazz
102After the Sleep of LiesJulian GerstinJazz
103MarimbistaJenny KlukkenJazz
104Primal ScreamKenny CarrFusion
105CaravanKenney PolsonLatin Jazz
106DaahoundEmily RemlerJazz
107DevotionGrant FergusonFusion
108Blues for Los AngelesBill FrisellJazz
109DriftingAndy McKeeJazz
110Fo ShoDelvon Lamarr Organ TrioContemporary Jazz
111Good NewsSheryl BaileyJazz
112Sunshine SupermanDr. Lonnie SmithClassic Jazz
113GoodbyeStuart HammFusion
114ImpressionsPat MartinoJazz
115NovemberGrant FergusonFusion
116SerenataVinnie Riccitelli OctetTraditional Jazz
117Laughing on the InsideBen Rosenblum Nebula ProjectJazz
118Freedom Jazz Dance (feat. Manuel Valera & Mike Clark)Leon Lee DorseyJazz
119WorkChick Corea TrioJazz
120Oye Como VaBill O'ConnellJazz
121Brother Where Are You (Live)Kurt EllingJazz
122Flash (with Scott Colley & Satoshi Takeishi)Joshua Redman & Brooklyn RiderJazz
123Dad Gone ThingGregory PorterJazz
124The Lyrical Cole-ManHarold MabernJazz
125QuasimodoJeff ReedJazz
126United We StandDan WilenskyJazz
127Can’t Find My Way HomeChristian SandsJazz
128The MissBrian LandrusJazz
129ThroughAlexa TarantinoJazz
130Missing YouRebecca Coupe FranksJazz
131From Paris with LoveMelody GardotJazz
132Don isChristian McBrideJazz
133City NightsAlan BraufmanJazz
134How Deep is the OceanDiana KrallJazz
135Down by the RiversideChristian McBrideJazz
136MiraculousDavid BoswellContemporary Jazz
137Blues a La BurgessDerrick Gardner & the Big Dig! BandBig Band
138The Cape Verdean BluesConrad HerwigLatin Jazz
139OceanaBilly ChildsMainstream Jazz
140There is Always One More TimeDiane SchuurTraditional Jazz
141Deed I DoSue Anne GershenzonTraditional Jazz
142On the Sunny Side of the StreetNew Orleans High SocietyTraditional Jazz
143Wt!...Tom Kubis Big BandJazz
144Estrada Do SolAntonio AdolfoLatin Jazz
145Chythm RangesTroy RobertsContemporary Jazz
146Beautiful LoveAdam RogersJazz
147Samba for PoochiJohn DePaola QuartetTraditional Jazz
148War PaintBrian Woodruff SextetContemporary Jazz
149Bossa Nova OvaJack BrandfieldTraditional Jazz
150Just You, Just MeJosie FalboJazz
151Doodlin'Jonathan BauerJazz
152El HombrePat MartinoJazz
153Let It SlipGreg HoweFusion
154Hope Sweet Hope (feat. Danny Gottlieb & Jacob Jezioro)Pat CoilTraditional Jazz
155Lazy BluesDafnis Prieto SextetLatin Jazz
156Tempest PulseGreg HoweFusion
157Soul DancingJoey DeFrancescoJazz
158That's LifeWillie NelsonJazz
159Gun Metal GreyThe Budos BandJazz
160Rakin' and Scrapin' (feat. Harold Mabern & Mike Clark)Leon Lee DorseyJazz
161My RomanceAmber WeekesContemporary Jazz
162Afro Blue (feat. John Patitucci & Marvin Smitty Smith)The Le Coq All StarsJazz
163New York CityAlexander McCabeTraditional Jazz
164The Fat ManGerry GibbsJazz
165Calypso TrishaBenn Clatworthy System 6Jazz
166Freedom March / for John LewisBand of Other BrothersJazz
167More Elders (feat. the E-Collective & Turtle Island Quartet)Terence BlanchardJazz
168Green Dolphin StreetChris StandringClassic Jazz
169So in LoveJonathan KarrantTraditional Jazz
170Tune 77Kenny CarrFusion
171Into the DaybreakMike FreedmanJazz
172Heading WesNorman BrownContemporary Jazz
173Late Night DriveEric EssixContemporary Jazz
174The LighthouseLee RitenourJazz
175Color of a Woman is BluAllan HarrisJazz
176Bullet with Butterfly WingsWill BonnessJazz
177Blessed Assurance (feat. Committed)John Redmon & The Thomas J. Dawson, Jr. iOrchestraTraditional Jazz
178Joy Spring (feat. Carly Ines)Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz MachineBig Band
179Future ShockMichael WhalenFusion
180Bird’s Song (Relaxin’ at Camarillo)Roseanna VitroJazz
181Dismal SwampCharles Lloyd & The MarvelsAvant-Garde Jazz
182Western RebellionEric ReedJazz
183Eau RougeDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
184Miss MaritzaAlexander McCabeTraditional Jazz
185TamarindoDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
186Frankenstein (Smooth Frank)Rick DerringerSmooth Jazz
187Rhapsody in RedRick DerringerSmooth Jazz
188Leo's SongDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
189You've Got a FriendWayne AlpernCrossover Jazz
190Road SongChristian McBrideBig Band
191Naked TruthLarry CarltonJazz
192GetawayRobben FordJazz
193Mr. MartinoChuck LoebJazz
194Jazzy Coo (Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo)Rick DerringerSmooth Jazz
195The Blues AppChuck LoebJazz
196Dance in Your BloodPeter BernsteinJazz
197What's Happening BrotherMichael Stephenson & Alexander ClaffyContemporary Jazz
 

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