The Best Acid Jazz Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Acid Jazz Bands/Artists

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Fusing genres like funk, soul, disco and hip hop with jazz, acid jazz has become a genre that's closely associated with club music. Acid jazz first emerged in the UK during the 1980s and became a popular subgenre of club music during the 1990s. Using jazz music more than any other dance music genre, the best acid jazz artists used danceable grooves and samples from earlier jazz albums to create a sound that had people shaking their hips in clubs. Though the genre spread for a bit, acid jazz ultimately fizzled out and nowadays, the best acid jazz artists are often regarded as jazz rap or neo jazz, but not acid jazz. 

However, that doesn't mean that acid jazz can't be celebrated. That said, what are the best acid jazz artists? No list of acid jazz artists would be complete without the likes of Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Incognito and Us3 to name a few. These artists had the biggest impact on acid jazz and helped bring it to a wider audience. 

Ultimately, acid jazz fan, it's up to you vote for your favorite artist. If you notice that someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. Vote or re-rank this list to how you see it to be fit. This list answers the questions "who are the best acid jazz bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest acid jazz musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular acid jazz bands that you might've heard of. (28 items)


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    new! & added by Prova Records

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    Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Ballad

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    Jazz rap, Acid jazz, Soul jazz

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    Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Disco, Kozmigroov

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    Nu jazz, Chill-out music, Electronic dance music

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    Kozmigroov, Hard bop, Rhythm and blues

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    Crossover jazz, Jazz-funk, Acid jazz

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    Jazz-funk, Acid jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Smooth jazz

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    Acid jazz

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    Acid jazz, Jazz

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    Smooth jazz, Jazz

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    Acid jazz

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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz

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    Downtempo, Lounge music, Trip hop

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    added by flavio-machicado
    Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Instrumental rock

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    Disco, Pop music, Electronic dance music

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap

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    Nu jazz, Acid jazz, Jazz fusion

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    added by incaroads
    Jazz, Punk jazz, Punk rock

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    added by JeroenKruft

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    added by Piero Lombardo

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    added by flavio-machicado
    Avant-garde jazz, Jazz-funk, Acid jazz

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