The Best Jazz Christmas Albums Albums
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The Best Jazz Christmas Albums

List of all jazz Christmas albums. For many, jazz Christmas albums capture the essence of the holiday spirit, even if the music isn't quite what you'd expect to hear around holiday time. Some of the biggest bands and artists of the genre have released holiday songs that were much better than the traditional songs that flooded airwaves, allowing for the popularity of jazz songs, which are among the most requested during the holiday season. The albums and songs featured on this list are some of the most well known and popular titles of that genre, and likely introduced an entirely new audience to holiday and Christmas music. These are some of the most popular Christmas songs of all time and some of the greatest jingles in the history of music. Bands like Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker and Chris Botti released music that captured the holiday spirit. Not to be outdone, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, and let's not forget the Rat Pack also released Christmas albums.

There are some albums that feature the traditional, standard songs, or reinterpreted songs. No matter what style or type of Christmas song you enjoy, you're likely to find an album on this list that will fit whatever music you enjoy. 

This is the list of jazz Christmas albums. From innovative takes on traditional songs to recreating the versions that have been around for years, jazz bands sure now how to make holiday music enjoyable. Take a look at other lists like Rap Christmas albums and Alternative Christmas Albums. List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.List is alphabetical but you can sort by any column.
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    Cyrus Chestnut

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    Ella Fitzgerald

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    An Oscar Peterson Christmas Oscar Peterson

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    Sound of Christmas Ramsey Lewis, The Ramsey Lewis Trio

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    A Dave Brubeck Christmas Dave Brubeck

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    Three Suites Duke Ellington

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    Diana Krall, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

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    Ella Fitzgerald

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    Beegie Adair

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    Harry Connick, Jr.

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    Harry Connick, Jr.

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    Tony Bennett, Count Basie Orchestra, Count Basie Big Band

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    Christmas Jazz Jam Wynton Marsalis

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    My Kind of Christmas

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    December Chris Botti

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    Merry From Lena Lena Horne

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    Remembering Christmas David Benoit

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    Crescent City Christmas Card Wynton Marsalis

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    Christmas at My House Larry Carlton

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    Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas

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    A Merry Christmas! Stan Kenton

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    Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album Chet Baker

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    Johnny Mathis

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    An NPR Jazz Christmas with Marian McPartland and Friends

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    A Merry Jazzmas

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    Kirk Whalum

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    Merry Christmas

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    Nancy Wilson

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    new! & added by jcheek Jazz Musician's Christmas Tom Kubis

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    The Manhattan Transfer

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    Mel Tormé

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    A Concord Jazz Christmas

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    Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas

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    The Manhattan Transfer

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    God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen

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    Peace Round: A Christmas Celebration Yellowjackets

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    Sweet Sax Christmas Mark Maxwell

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    Santa Baby Live in Toronto

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    Trio West Plays Holiday Songs

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    Ray Charles

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    A Christmas Concert

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    Now Jazz X'mas Millennium

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    Heritage Hall Jazz Band

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    Boney's Funky Christmas Boney James

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    Christmas Carousel Peggy Lee

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    Jimmy Smith

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    Respect in Yule The Respect Sextet

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    Christmas Jazz Joel Sayles

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    Christmas Vibes All Thru The Year Jay Hoggard

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    Have Yourself a Saxy Little Christmas

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