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, who 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 the genre to a wider audience. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best acid jazz bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest acid jazz musician ever?"

Ultimately, acid jazz fan, it's up to you vote for your favorite artist; so if you know enough about the genre, then 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.

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