Jazz German Jazz Bands List

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List of German jazz bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as jazz solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The jazz bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German jazz band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List is made up of a variety of bands, including Klaus Doldinger and Thomas Anders.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular jazz bands from Germany?" and "Which jazz bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
list ordered by

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Klaus Doldinger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Jazz, Film score

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Thomas Anders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Euro disco

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Bert Kaempfert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Big band, Easy listening, Jazz

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Carolyn Breuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Jazz Bands List

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Henry Busse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Jazz Bands List

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Ute Lemper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Cabaret, Jazz

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Axel Zwingenberger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues

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Joy Denalane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Folk music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Clara Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

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SCHMIDT is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Pop noir, Pop music, Jazz

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Eberhard Weber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German Jazz Bands List

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Oliver Palotai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Jazz

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Anna Depenbusch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Chanson, Pop music, Jazz

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Maximilian Mutzke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Pop music, Jazz, Soul music

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Die Goldenen Zitronen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Hip hop music, New Wave, Electro

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Kai Eckhardt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German Jazz Bands List
World music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Christof Lauer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Christof Lauer Jazz

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Günter Sommer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German Jazz Bands List

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DisJam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Jazz-funk, Acid jazz, Jazz

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Bohren & der Club of Gore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Downtempo, Indie, Experimental music

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Gunter Hampel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Gunter Hampel Jazz

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Tied & Tickled Trio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list German Jazz Bands List
Tied & Tickled Trio Electronic music, Dub, Jazz