Top Royalty Free Jazz Tracks


Everyone needs more jazz in their life. It’s smooth, easy, and makes for the perfect background music. Here’s a bunch to get you started!

What the Jazz?

Jazz music has been an essential element of American culture since its inception in the early 20th century. The music genre has become a staple in many forms of entertainment, including film, television, and live events. In recent years, jazz has found its way into the world of background music, providing creators with an ideal soundtrack for their content. But why does jazz work so well as background music, and how can creators use it to enhance their work?

Why jazz works so well as background music

Jazz music has a unique ability to create a sense of ambiance and mood without distracting from the content. Unlike other genres of music, jazz doesn’t rely on lyrics to convey its message. Instead, jazz uses melody, harmony, and rhythm to create an emotional connection with the listener.

Jazz music is also incredibly diverse, with many different styles and sub-genres to choose from. Creators can choose from traditional jazz, bebop, swing, or fusion, among others, to create a soundtrack that fits their content’s tone and style.

Another reason jazz works so well as background music is its timeless appeal. Jazz has been popular for over a century, and its popularity shows no sign of waning. It’s a genre of music that transcends generations and can appeal to both young and old.

When to use jazz as background music

Jazz music is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of settings. It can be used to create a relaxed atmosphere in a restaurant or coffee shop, set the mood in a film or television show, or provide a sophisticated backdrop for corporate events. Jazz can be used in almost any setting where a creator wants to create a sense of ambiance or mood.

How to use jazz as background music

When using jazz as background music, creators need to be mindful of the tempo and style of the music. Jazz can be quite complex, so it’s essential to choose a style that complements the mood or atmosphere you’re trying to create. For example, a fast-paced, upbeat jazz track may not be suitable for a somber scene in a film or television show. In contrast, a slow, melodic jazz track may be perfect for creating a relaxed atmosphere in a restaurant or coffee shop.

Creators should also pay attention to the volume of the music. The volume should be low enough to be considered background music, but still audible enough to create the desired mood or atmosphere. The music should never overpower the content, as it can be distracting and take away from the overall experience.

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