Summertime Jazz Playlist

Curated By: Girl Tyler

Summertime was made for jazz. Sweltering summer days become chilly summer nights that unleash moments of spontaneity, filled with passion. You rule the night. Set the scene with soulful chaos and improvisation. This Summertime Jazz playlist is for unexpected adventures and divine relaxation. An immortal Black art form, Jazz was birthed from a desire for liberation. So be free and run wild as you paint the city with this collection of performances from the greats and leaders of the new school:

Summertime by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

Long, Long Summer by Dizzy Gillespie

Cook’s Bay by Kenny Barron Trio

When Can I See Youby Herbie Hancock

After The Rain by Boney James

Forbidden Fruit by Kandace Springs

Good morning Heartache by Jill Scott and Chris Botti

So Emotional by Miles Davis ft. Lalah Hathaway

Some Other Spring by Billie Holiday

Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter by Nina Simone

Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole

You’ve Got it Bad Girl by Quincy Jones

I’m New Here by Gil Scott-Heron and Makaya McCraven

Sun Glimpse by Gerald Clayton

Caravan by Thelonious Monk

Truth by Kamasi Washington

After the Rain by John Coltrane

Is it Love? by Thundercat

Mocean by Kendrick Scott

Free Your Mind by Jazzmeia Horn

Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This by Rachelle Ferrell and Will Downing

Crowned and Kissed by Esperanza Spalding

Listen to the Summertime Jazz playlist here.


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