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Nu jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good nu 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 nu jazz bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Nu 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 nu jazz bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest nu jazz bands of all time, since the most famous nu jazz artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best nu jazz music.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of artists like Mr. Scruff and RJD2. Vote for the greatest artists by clicking the thumbs up button. The most fun part of this is deciding to vote on artists like Jaga Jazzist and John Scofield.

All important, significant and iconic names in nu 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 nu 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 nu jazz, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into nu 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 nu jazz bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent nu jazz bands.

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

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St. Germain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Electronic music

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22 2
Skalpel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
emreerendag added Nu jazz, Downtempo, Jazz

3
41 11
Nujabes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Hip hop music, Jazz rap

4
27 4
Incognito is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Pop music

5
34 8
The Cinematic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

6
13 1
Micatone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Electronic music

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23 4
Jaga Jazzist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Electronic music, Experimental rock

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25 7
Goldfish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Electronic music

9
20 4
Hidden Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists

10
12 1
United Future Organization is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Jazz-funk, Trip hop

11
18 3
Club Des Belugas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Renato Tubere added

12
19 4
Fila Brazillia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

13
17 3
Mr. Scruff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

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16 3
Gotan Project is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Nuevo tango, Trip hop

15
11 1
Trüby Trio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists

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18 7
Moloko is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

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6 0
Kruder & Dorfmeister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
John Shelton added Downtempo, Lounge music, Trip hop

18
6 0
Eivind Aarset is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Electronic music

19
10 2
4hero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Neo soul, Electronic music

20
12 4
Vanessa Daou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Dance-pop, Electronic dance music, House music

21
7 1
Uyama Hiroto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists

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7 1
Róisín Murphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Neo soul

23
9 4
Funki Porcini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop

24
5 0
Robert Glasper Experiment is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Frano Frano added

25
6 2
Jocelyn Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nu Jazz Bands/Artists
Nu jazz, Pop music, House music