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Best Soul Jazz Bands/Artists

Soul jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good soul jazz bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top soul jazz bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Soul jazz groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all soul jazz bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest soul jazz bands of all time, since the most famous soul jazz artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best soul jazz music.

You can click on the soul jazz band names to see more information about that particular notable soul jazz group. If they're near the top of the best soul jazz artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top soul jazz bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the soul jazz band names themselves.

List contains items like Medeski Martin & Wood and Erykah Badu. You get to decide which ones are the "best" items by voting for your favorites right on the list. Make sure you always vote for stuff like Booker T. & the M.G.'s or Luther Vandross if you like it.

All important, significant and iconic names in soul jazz music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new soul jazz bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of soul jazz, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into soul jazz music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good soul jazz bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent soul jazz bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best soul jazz bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest soul 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 soul jazz bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Age More
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    Jump blues, Swing music, Texas blues More
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    Hard bop, Jazz, Soul jazz More
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    Crossover jazz, Jazz-funk, Boogaloo More
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    Spy music, Soundtrack, Lounge music More
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    P-Funk, Jazz, Soul jazz More
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    Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Pop music More
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    Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
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    Hip hop music, Disco, Kozmigroov More
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    Hard bop, Post-bop, Jazz More
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    Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop More
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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Post-bop More
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    Crossover jazz, Hard bop, Smooth jazz More
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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz fusion More
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    Hard bop, Soul jazz More
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    Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz More
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    Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Post-bop More
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    Hard bop, Soul jazz More
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    Hard bop, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion More
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    Crossover jazz, Jazz-funk, Acid jazz More
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    Hard bop, Jazz blues, Bebop More
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    Acid jazz, Soul jazz More
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    Gene Ludwig

    Soul jazz More
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    Hard bop, Soul jazz More
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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz More
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    Jazz fusion, Post-bop, Jazz More
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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz fusion More
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    Swing music, Jazz, Bebop More
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    Swing music, Hard bop, Jazz More
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    Sophisti-pop, Hard bop, Smooth jazz More
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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz fusion More
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    Jazz fusion, Post-bop, Soul jazz More
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    Will Boulware

    Jazz fusion, Soul jazz, Funk More
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    Jazz, Soul jazz, Funk More
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    Hard bop, Jazz blues, Jazz More
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    Kozmigroov, Hard bop, Jazz fusion More
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    Vocal jazz, Soul jazz More
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    Acid jazz, Soul jazz More
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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz fusion More
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    Johnny "Hammond" Smith

    Hard bop, Soul jazz More
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    Jazz, Soul jazz More
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    Hard bop, Jazz blues, Bebop More
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    Hard bop, Post-bop, Jazz More
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    Avant-garde jazz, Jazz-funk, Acid jazz More
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    Hard bop, Jazz, Soul jazz More
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    new! Tadao Hayashi

    added by: NoelMagpayoAurelio
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    Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Rhythm and blues More
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    Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop More
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    Jazz-funk, Soul music, Soul jazz More
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