37 Best Jazz Wedding Songs

Celebrate with tunes by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Michael Bublé and more!

Lauren Miolene

Contributor

Photo credit: City Jazz Co,

Jazz is a timeless classic that everyone loves listening to. The combination of brass, piano, and different percussion instruments in jazz wedding songs will get the party started and build excitement. From styles like swing, bebop, and fusion, you are sure to find something that will match the vibe of your big day, and cater to guests from any generation.

When planning your wedding music, it's time to add Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett, and Billie Holiday to your list. No, not your guest list—your playlist! Jazz weddings songs can transport you and guests from modern day back to Old Hollywood in the roaring 1920s! P.S. Did you know that true jazz tunes come from the Great American Songbook, so there aren't many "new" jazz songs? Most of these are popular songs covered by today's artists, or modern songs performed in a jazz style.

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Photo: City Jazz Co., Los Angeles, CA

Send this list of songs to your DJ to play during your wedding reception for cocktail hour, first dance, or for guests to get up and move to. If you’re not a fan of premade playlists, you can hire a top-rated jazz band, brass ensemble, jazz duo, pianist, and more to play live at your wedding reception.

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Here are 37 jazz wedding songs to add to your wedding music playlist:

  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • At Last - Etta James
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
  • Girl From Ipanema - Antônio Carlos Jobim
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Everything - Michael Bublé
  • Don't Know Why - Norah Jones 
  • Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
  • Moondance - Michael Bublé
  • Songbird - Kenny G
  • L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
  • Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra with Orchestra
  • Stardust - Illinois Jacquet
  • Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me - Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
  • You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
  • Let’s Fall in Love - Diana Krall
  • AIn’t That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
  • A SUnday Kind Of Love - Etta James
  • Who’s Lovin’ You - Michael Bublé
  • The Man I Love - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Night And Day - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Feeling Good - Michael Bublé 
  • Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
  • Almost Like Being In Love - Nat King Cole
  • That’s Amore - Dean Martin
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Andy Williams
  • Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
  • In the Mood - Glenn Miller
  • Someday Sweetheart - ‘Wild’ Bill Davidson
  • We Are In Love - Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
  • All Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Sing, Sing, Sing, - The Swingfield Big Band
  • Your True Love - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • More - Bobby Darin
  • When You’re Smiling - Michael Bublé

You can listen to our full playlist of the best jazz wedding songs on Spotify here.

Tips for booking a jazz band or DJ:

  • On The Bash, you can search through a list of top-rated, bookable jazz bands, wedding bands and DJs in your local area. While browsing, be sure to review vendor profiles and check out their photos and videos.
  • When preparing a request for one of our musicians or DJs, keep in mind that the more details you can provide, the more accurate the price quote you'll receive. If you receive a price quote that seems like it needs clarification, don't hesitate to reach out to the vendor directly to find out more.
  • Make sure you have discussed what supplies the vendor will need for their performance. You'll want to know what they can provide, and what you'll need to have on hand at your event.
  • Communicate your expectations and special requests to any prospective musicians, and make sure to ask about their repertoire — especially if you have a particular song that you would like them to perform.
  • If you're planning an outdoor event, be sure to discuss where the vendor will be situated for the best acoustics and conditions for them to perform.
  • Discuss what kind of atmosphere and mood you are hoping to set for your event. The more they know, the better they'll meet your expectations.
  • Do you want a jazz orchestra? Or are you looking for a brass ensemble or an smooth jazz duo? Depending on how many guests you are expecting, you might want to consider your options.
  • If you can’t decide which form of musical entertainment to book, consider hiring both! Having a DJ on standby while the live music takes a break is a great way to keep guests entertained and dancing all night long.

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Photo: Chicago Diamond Trio, Chicago, Illinois

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For more advice on hiring musical entertainment, here are helpful tips on how to book a band — and be sure to check out these 10 questions to ask before signing a vendor contract.

Find more wedding entertainment ideas here on The Bash.