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This is a list of genres associated with the jazz tradition.

Genre Characteristics Era Origin
Acid blues
Acid jazz Combined elements of soul music, funk, disco, including looping beats and modal harmony 1980s–90s
Afro-jazz
Asian American jazz
Avant-garde jazz
Bebop
Bossa nova
British dance band
Calypso jazz
Cape jazz
Chamber jazz
Contemporary jazz
Continental Jazz Early jazz dance bands of Europe in the swing medium, to the exclusion of Great Britain.
Cool jazz
Creative jazz
Crossover jazz
Cubop
Dixieland
Dixieland revival
Ethno jazz
European free jazz
Franchesca jazz
Free funk
Free improvisation
Free jazz
Groove jazz
Gypsy jazz
Hard bop
Jazz blues
Jazz-funk
Jazz fusion
Jazz rap
Jazz rock
Jungle Bop
Kansas City blues
Kansas City jazz
Latin jazz
Livetronica
M-Base
Mainstream jazz
Mini-jazz
Modal jazz
Modern Creative Combines older jazz genres like fusion, bop, and free with more contemporary musical styles such as funk, pop, and rock
M-Base
Neo-bop jazz
Neo-swing
Novelty ragtime
Nu jazz
Orchestral jazz
Pop-jazz
Post-bop
Postmodern fusion
Progressive jazz
Punk jazz
Ragtime
Ska jazz
Sci-Fi Jazz
Shibuya-kei
Ska jazz
Smooth jazz Combines jazz and jazz fusion elements with other styles of music, mostly R&B but also funk and pop music. 1970s–present
Soul jazz
Spank jazz
Splab
Stride jazz
Straight-ahead jazz
Swing
Third stream
Trad jazz
Urban jazz
Vocal jazz
West Coast Gypsy jazz
West Coast jazz A less frenetic, calmer style than hard bop, heavily arranged, and more often compositionally-based sub-genre of cool jazz. 1950s–60s
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