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
74Symbiotic SoulsLuico HopperSmooth Jazz
75From the Beginning (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
76Purple Haze (feat. Rey Monroig, Nicky Orta & Abel Pabon)Jorge GarciaJazz
77Quiet Nights, Quiet StarsGrace HaggertyTraditional Jazz
78I Remember Clifford (Live)Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew MillerContemporary Jazz
79Keep Your Eyes OpenBill FrisellJazz
80Eleanor RigbyPaul SilbergleitBig Band
81Mr. Paganini (Live)Ella FitzgeraldClassic Jazz
82ArrivalRoberto RestucciaSmooth Jazz
83ApacheFrank Vignola & Vinny RanioloJazz
84In Walked Bud (feat. Mike Eckroth, Daisuke Abe, Yoshi Waki & Brian Fishler)Kenny ShankerJazz
85Sounds from the AncestorsKenny GarrettClassic Jazz
86West Coast BluesWes MontgomeryJazz
87Break Blues for PilarChris RottmayerTraditional Jazz
88Funk DeluxKenny CarrFusion
89Invitation (feat. Peter Michael Escovedo...)Kenny WashingtonContemporary Jazz
90If Love is OverratedGregory PorterJazz
91Imagine ThatChris StandringJazz
92MarimbistaJenny KlukkenJazz
93Primal ScreamKenny CarrFusion
94CaravanKenney PolsonLatin Jazz
95DaahoundEmily RemlerJazz
96DevotionGrant FergusonFusion
97Blues for Los AngelesBill FrisellJazz
98DriftingAndy McKeeJazz
99Fo ShoDelvon Lamarr Organ TrioContemporary Jazz
100Good NewsSheryl BaileyJazz
101Sunshine SupermanDr. Lonnie SmithClassic Jazz
102GoodbyeStu HammFusion
103ImpressionsPat MartinoJazz
104NovemberGrant FergusonFusion
105SerenataVinnie Riccitelli OctetTraditional Jazz
106Laughing on the InsideBen Rosenblum Nebula ProjectJazz
107Freedom Jazz Dance (feat. Manuel Valera & Mike Clark)Leon Lee DorseyJazz
108WorkChick Corea TrioJazz
109Oye Como VaBill O'ConnellJazz
110Brother Where Are You (Live)Kurt EllingJazz
111Flash (with Scott Colley & Satoshi Takeishi)Joshua Redman & Brooklyn RiderJazz
112Dad Gone ThingGregory PorterJazz
113The Lyrical Cole-ManHarold MabernJazz
114QuasimodoJeff ReedJazz
115United We StandDan WilenskyJazz
116Can’t Find My Way HomeChristian SandsJazz
117The MissBrian LandrusJazz
118ThroughAlexa TarantinoJazz
119Missing YouRebecca Coupe FranksJazz
120From Paris with LoveMelody GardotJazz
121Don isChristian McBrideJazz
122City NightsAlan BraufmanJazz
123How Deep is the OceanDiana KrallJazz
124Down by the RiversideChristian McBrideJazz
125MiraculousDavid BoswellContemporary Jazz
126Blues a La BurgessDerrick Gardner & the Big Dig! BandBig Band
127The Cape Verdean BluesConrad HerwigLatin Jazz
128OceanaBilly ChildsMainstream Jazz
129There is Always One More TimeDiane SchuurTraditional Jazz
130Deed I DoSue Anne GershenzonTraditional Jazz
131On the Sunny Side of the StreetNew Orleans High SocietyTraditional Jazz
132Wt!...Tom Kubis Big BandJazz
133Estrada Do SolAntonio AdolfoLatin Jazz
134Chythm RangesTroy RobertsContemporary Jazz
135Beautiful LoveAdam RogersJazz
136Samba for PoochiJohn DePaola QuartetTraditional Jazz
137War PaintBrian Woodruff SextetContemporary Jazz
138Bossa Nova OvaJack BrandfieldTraditional Jazz
139Just You, Just MeJosie FalboJazz
140El HombrePat MartinoJazz
141Let It SlipGreg HoweFusion
142Hope Sweet Hope (feat. Danny Gottlieb & Jacob Jezioro)Pat CoilTraditional Jazz
143Lazy BluesDafnis Prieto SextetLatin Jazz
144Tempest PulseGreg HoweFusion
145Soul DancingJoey DeFrancescoJazz
146That's LifeWillie NelsonJazz
147Gun Metal GreyThe Budos BandJazz
148Rakin' and Scrapin' (feat. Harold Mabern & Mike Clark)Leon Lee DorseyJazz
149My RomanceAmber WeekesContemporary Jazz
150Afro Blue (feat. John Patitucci & Marvin Smitty Smith)The Le Coq All StarsJazz
151New York CityAlexander McCabeTraditional Jazz
152Calypso TrishaBenn Clatworthy System 6Jazz
153Freedom March / for John LewisBand of Other BrothersJazz
154Green Dolphin StreetChris StandringClassic Jazz
155So in LoveJonathan KarrantTraditional Jazz
156Tune 77Kenny CarrFusion
157Into the DaybreakMike FreedmanJazz
158Heading WesNorman BrownContemporary Jazz
159Late Night DriveEric EssixContemporary Jazz
160The LighthouseLee RitenourJazz
161Color of a Woman is BluAllan HarrisJazz
162Blessed Assurance (feat. Committed)John Redmon & The Thomas J. Dawson, Jr. iOrchestraTraditional Jazz
163Joy Spring (feat. Carly Ines)Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz MachineBig Band
164Future ShockMichael WhalenFusion
165Bird’s Song (Relaxin’ at Camarillo)Roseanna VitroJazz
166Dismal SwampCharles Lloyd & The MarvelsAvant-Garde Jazz
167Western RebellionEric ReedJazz
168Eau RougeDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
169Miss MaritzaAlexander McCabeTraditional Jazz
170TamarindoDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
171Frankenstein (Smooth Frank)Rick DerringerSmooth Jazz
172Rhapsody in RedRick DerringerSmooth Jazz
173Leo's SongDavid CorreaLatin Jazz
174You've Got a FriendWayne AlpernCrossover Jazz
175Road SongChristian McBrideBig Band
176Naked TruthLarry CarltonJazz
177GetawayRobben FordJazz
178Mr. MartinoChuck LoebJazz
179Jazzy Coo (Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo)Rick DerringerSmooth Jazz
180The Blues AppChuck LoebJazz
181Dance in Your BloodPeter BernsteinJazz
182What's Happening BrotherMichael Stephenson & Alexander ClaffyContemporary Jazz
183Stir It UpAcute InflectionsCrossover Jazz
 

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