Jazz Japanese Jazz Bands List

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List of Japanese jazz bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as jazz solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese 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 Japan. If you think the best Japanese 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 features Sugizo, Tokyo ska Paradise Orchestra and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular jazz bands from Japan?" and "Which jazz bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Sugizo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Rock music, Electronic dance music, World music

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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Ska, Japanese ska, Jazz

3
Midori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Noise rock, Experimental rock, Jazz fusion

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Kra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Mika Nakashima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Hiram Bullock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Ai Kago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
J-pop, Jazz

8
Terumasa Hino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Jazz fusion

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Mamoru Miyano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Swing music

10
Fayray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Dreams Come True is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, J-pop, Jazz

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M-Flo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Nu jazz, Hip hop music, Jazz rap

13
Ringo Sheena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Hip hop music, Rock music, Kayōkyoku

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Eri Nobuchika is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
J-pop, House music, Easy listening

15
UA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Reggae

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Toshinobu Kubota is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, Neo soul, Reggae

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Yamantaka Eye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

18
Yuzo Koshiro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Hip hop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Tsuyoshi Domoto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, J-pop, Pop rock

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PUSHIM is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Hip hop music, Dancehall, Pop music

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T&C Bomber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, J-pop, Rhythm and blues

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Akira Jimbo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Tomiko Van is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Rock music, J-pop, Jazz

24
Fishmans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Dub

25
KBB is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Hiromi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Jazz-funk, Jazz fusion, Post-bop

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Aki Takase is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Jazz

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Nujabes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Nu jazz, Hip hop music, Jazz rap

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Masabumi Kikuchi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List

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orange pekoe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
orange pekoe Jazz fusion, Jazz

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June Yamagishi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Blues

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Toe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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Tokyo Jihen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Jimsaku is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Jimsaku Jazz fusion, Jazz

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Sweet Little 30's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Japanese Jazz Bands List
Sweet Little 30's Rock music, Jazz