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The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 333 votes 148 voters 20.7k views 45 items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different artists like Chad Smith and Greg Ginn. Dowvote the artists you don't like and upvote the ones you do. The order changes depending on votes. If you're not a fan of Lydia Lunch or Bill Laswell, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account.

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

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

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The Lounge Lizards is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Nomeansno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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John Zorn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
Genre: Dark ambient, Noise rock, Klezmer; Nationality: United States of America
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Last Exit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Midori is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Acoustic Ladyland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Naked City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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The Ex is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Lydia Lunch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
Genre: Spoken word, No wave, Experimental rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
Arco Voltaico added
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Saccharine Trust is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Massacre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Zu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Bill Laswell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
Genre: Industrial hip hop, Experimental music, Dub; Nationality: United States of America
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Painkiller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Swing Kids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Skerik's Syncopated Tain... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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The Plot to Blow Up the ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Rob Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
Genre: Progressive rock, Punk jazz, Punk rock; Nationality: Canada
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Universal Congress Of is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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Greg Ginn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
Genre: Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Punk jazz; Nationality: United States of America
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Rip Rig & Panic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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TUDÓSOK is a major representative of the underground and progressive music scene in CentralEurope, who mix poetry, music and performance into a uniquely powerful,original and special artistic language. Their music is a powerful seven-handeddrum fluctuation, a warm bass that pumps up the throat, a sax and trumpet thatpierce the heart, an organ that teases your lungs and takes you to the sky andlyrics that shuttle away the brain. Their art transmits a synthesis of pop andpunk, East and West through the power of atavistic improvisation, deconstructedrock, pop art and no wave jazz into a uniquely original scream joyful to hear. Theirconcerts bring you to a world halfway between Talking Heads and AlexanderScriabin, Nirvana and Mozart, Captain Beefheart and Theolonius Monk, Scrillexand Béla Bartók.

 

Line up:

drMáriás– vocals, alto sax, trumpet

AmbrusTövisházi - organ

DávidEndrei – bass  

GergelyJeli – drums

 

Tudósok performed

 

Knitting Factory – New York, Millenium – NewYork, Anthology Film Archives - New York, Paradiso – Amsterdam, Paradox –Tillburg, Dodorama – Rotterdam, RKZ – Groningen, Il Posto Delle Fragole –Trieste, DPZN – Koper, Kibla – Maribor, Nagy Fül/Big Ear – Budapest, Magasin4 –Bruxelles, Alternativa festival– Prague, CESTA – Tabor, Hungarocarrot –Budapest, Rex Cinema – Belgrade, Interzone festival - Novi Sad, B.A.C.H. –Vienna, Ring-Ring festival – Belgrade, Espace Atogére – Lausanne, Jokelson–Dunkerque, Montague Arms – London, Bull’n’Gate – London, The Klinker – London,Jug of Ale – Birmingham, Head of Steam – Newcastle, The Packhorse – Leeds,Supamolly – Berlin, Sziget-festival – Budapest, Mediawave – Győr, EKH - Vienna–, Druzba - Linz –, Egocity - Zurich , Mois 14 - St. Etienne, L’Ovale - Lyon,L’Olympic - Nantes, Instants Chavirés - Paris, St.Johan Jazz Festival –St.Johan, Pula Contemporary Music Festival – Pula, KSET – Zagreb, SKC – Beograd,Metelkova – Ljubljana, DOM – Moscow, Platforma – St. Petersburg, FabrykaTrzciny – Warsaw, Bash- Ház Subotica, Dombos Fest – Kishegyes, etc.

 

Discography

A legszebb szerelmes dalok – Playground Record,2013

Bocs, megölhetlek? - Playground Records, 2011

Dávid Ibolya titkos élete - Playground Records,2009

Jedikém, gyere haza! - A38, 2008

The Best of Disco by Tudósok - A38, 2006

I Live Science -Bad Taste Records Moscow, 2005

Mentés másként - Petrys, 2003

Szupergyár - Bahia, 2001

The Nice Plain - HMK Music, Recommended Records,1999

Öntudomány - HMK Music, 1998

tisztAtiszt - Bahia, 1997

Repülő Tudomány - Bahia, 1995

Ne aggyad az agyad! - Bahia, 1993

Atom-atom az a harcom! - Fekete Lyuk, 1991


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Iceburn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Punk Jazz Bands/Artists
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