If you are looking for the Best Jazz Apps For iPhone to download for free, look no further.
Our expert panel of reviewers has tested dozens of apps and we have compiled a list of the 7 Best Jazz Apps For iPhone that passed our tests.
Check out our list of the 7 Best Jazz Apps For iPhone, tried and tested by our expert reviewers.
7 Best Jazz Apps For iPhone
1. 101 SMOOTH JAZZ
2. Best Smooth Jazz
“Join host Rod Lucas on London’s Best Smooth Jazz Radio. All instrumental Smooth Jazz from 5 decades. BSJ’s music features artists ranging from George Benson, Cal Tjader, Oscar Peterson, Sergio Mendes, Grover Washington Jr, Kenny G, Bob James, Candy Dulfer, Cindy Bradley, Marc Antoine and Peter White to name just a few. The music on ‘Best Smooth Jazz’ is mainly instrumentals – NOT traditional Jazz, but a fusion of soulful instrumentals – covering 5 decades of Smooth Soft Cool Jazz. This is the nu groove that discerning adults enjoy with BSJ. Also listen out for artists like Shakatak, Brian Culbertson, Norman Brown, Stan Getz and many others. Rod features the very latest Smooth Jazz artists and new albums that make the grade.”
“Play along with the greatest drummers in the world and improve your knowledge of rhythm. Drumgenius (only Infinite Credits pack) includes Metrogenius: the smart Metronome, with “clave” and “swing regulator”!
Drumgenius (created by a musician for musicians) is the first encyclopedia of drum grooves (500 loops from Jazz to Rock) as played by the masters of drums: a unique tool for any musician that wants to practice with an amazing expert virtual drummer, to develop time-feel and to expand the knowledge of any kind of rhythm, from the basic to the most complex one! The loops (stretchable) are accompanied by useful descriptions and discography references. The special “clave” button helps to go deep into the nature of different rhythms.
▶”Mauro Battisti has made it possible for anyone to play along with the greatest drummers in the world, historical and contemporary, with the ability to alter tempo. Drumgenius is a great resource that can bring any player closer to the flame.”
▶ “Drumgenius sounds very good; I find it very handy to practice my instrument with real drums pattern that I can have always with me in my phone: thanks Mauro for this App.”
Dominique Di Piazza – Electric bass player (John McLaughling, Trilok Gurtu, Bireli Lagrene, Dennis Chambers)
▶ “Love this app: these loops sound fantastic! They are real drum loops – not midi or sequences – and they loop flawlessly. In addition to being a fantastic groove reference for drummers (or musicians of any kind), I think this app is fantastic for groove development as a bassist.”
Damian Erskine – Electric bass player (Peter Erskine, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Gino Vannelli, Tony Furtado), studio musician, author of bass method book series, adjunct Professor at both Portland State University and Marylhurst University – USA.
▶ “Drumgenius is a world-class teaching aid that addresses a fundamental challenge to successful performance practice for any musician: is a virtuoso educational work by a true musical virtuoso!”
Harold Danko – Jazz pianist (Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Thad Jones & Mel Lewis big band) and composer . Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media at Eastman School of Music – Rochester NY – USA.
Download the app for FREE and use the PREVIEW FUNCTION for listening to all the loops before deciding to download them. You have at disposal three free loops to download from the list of 500 LOOPS TOTAL, so you can test the player functions and enjoy the practice with Drumgenius. Then, if you like it, on “Store” section, you can buy loops, having available three options: 10 Credits, 50 Credits and Infinite Credits. Each credit lets you download one loop at your choice from the complete list. When you choose a loop that comes with the alternate version with Clave (C), both versions will be automatically downloaded and will result as one credit only.
You can use 10 and 50 credits option only once. Infinite Credits option lets you download all the loops included in Drumgenius 3.0 and will give you also unlimited access to all the loops that will be included in future updates.
147 Jazz (from Baby Dodds to Eric Harland)
17 Jazz & Blues Shuffle
72 Afro-Cuban (traditional, contemporary and as played by jazz masters)
53 Brazilian (traditional, contemporary and as played by jazz masters)
65 Odd Times (Jazz, Funky, Afro-Cuban)
58 World (Africa, Balkan, India, Middle-East)
10 Straight eighths
Easy search function by word or style
Speed Stretching Function (+/- 20%)
Loops indicated with (C) include special Clave button on/off
Drum genius 3.0 requires iOS 7 or later. Full pack (500 loops+clave versions) is 1,027 Gb in size.
For any further information, leaving comments or suggestions please visit
www.projazzlab.com or Drumgenius on Facebook at www.facebook.com/drumgeniusjazzloops”
“iPlay-Jazz is the perfect tool for learning jazz standards with real musicians. You can mute your instrument and play with a band.
There are 3 modes:
1. Playing solo throughout the song (guitar/piano comping).
2. Playing solo like on a jam session (with other soloists).
3. Comping behind other soloists (sax, guitar, bass or piano).
You also can speed up or slow down the track.
Learn the best jazz standards, learn different jazz styles, learn to communicate with other jazz musicians.
iPlay-Jazz – real jam session on your iPhone/iPad!
We will add more jazz standards and our transcribed solos soon!
App icon designed by Tasya Vasilkova.”
5. Jazz Radio – Enjoy Great Music
“JAZZRADIO.com offers over 35 channels of the best jazz music available. Each one is hand-programmed by a passionate channel manager who is an expert in that style. Find all your favorite styles including Smooth Jazz, Bebop, Vocals, Swing, Big Band, Sinatra Style, and many more!
JAZZRADIO.com is the highest ranking and most listened to digital radio network for jazz music fans around the globe and it is now available anywhere you want to listen on your iPhone or on our brand new iPad app.
– Listen to 35+ hand-programmed jazz music channels
– CarPlay support: listen to your favorite music all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.
– Not sure which channel to pick? Explore the easy-to-use styles list
– Stream music from the app or in the background while you do other things
– Like or dislike tracks as you listen
– Control audio and view track titles from the lock screen
– Save your favorite channels for quick and easy access later
– Sleep Timer feature allows you to fall asleep to music without draining your data plan
– Set data streaming preferences for when using a Cellular vs. WiFi network
– Share your favorite tracks and channels on Facebook, Twitter, or by email
– Enjoy your music 100% ad-free
– Better Sound Quality: Choose between 320k MP3 and 128k AAC options
– Stream JAZZRADIO.com channels using popular hardware players including Sonos, Squeezebox, Denon, Phillips, Pioneer, Roku, or any that support vTuner or TuneIn
– Premium access to all our other music platforms: DI.FM, ClassicalRadio.com, RockRadio.com, and RadioTunes. Enjoy access to 200+ additional channels of music!
JAZZRADIO.com CHANNEL LIST:
– Bass Jazz
– Blues Rock
– Bossa Nova
– Classic Jazz
– Contemporary Vocals
– Cool Jazz
– Current Jazz
– Fusion Lounge
– Guitar Jazz
– Gypsy Jazz
– Hard Bop
– Jazz Ballads
– Latin Jazz
– Mellow Jazz
– Mellow Smooth Jazz
– Paris Café
– Piano Jazz
– Piano Trios
– Saxophone Jazz
– Sinatra Style
– Smooth Bossa Nova
– Smooth Jazz
– Smooth Jazz 24/7
– Smooth Lounge
– Smooth Uptempo
– Smooth Vocals
– Swing & Big Band
– Timeless Classics
– Trumpet Jazz
– Vibraphone Jazz
– Vocal Legends
HOW IT WORKS:
Getting started is simple. Download the JAZZRADIO.com app now and start listening for free. Monthly and annual premium plans are available. You may enjoy a 30-day Premium trial if you select an annual plan.
JAZZRADIO.com Premium costs $7.99 per month (monthly plan) OR $79.99 per year (annual plan). Local pricing is available in many countries. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
If you purchase an annual plan and are eligible for a 30-day free trial, you can cancel at any time during your free trial via the iTunes store settings and then you will not be charged. Also, plans automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period.
If you do not select a plan with a trial, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your plan will automatically renew unless you turn off auto-renew in your iTunes account 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period.
You can manage your subscription and auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
With JAZZRADIO.com Premium you get:
* 100% ad-free music
* Better Sound Quality: Choose between 320k MP3 and 128k AAC options
* Stream JAZZRADIO.com channels using popular hardware players including Sonos, Squeezebox, Denon, Phillips, Pioneer, Roku, or any that support vTuner or TuneIn
* Premium access to all our other music platforms: DI.FM, ClassicalRadio.com, RockRadio.com, and RadioTunes. Enjoy access to 200+ additional channels of music!
Terms of Service: http://www.jazzradio.com/member/tos”
6. Jazz Radio+
Why is Jazz Radio+ the best?
1. More Stations YOU Want To Hear
2. Background Audio to surf the Web while you listen
3. Diverse Selection Of Channels (Bebop, Swing, Smooth, Bossa, Vocal & Instrumental, New & Classic Jazz, and More)
*** Vocal Jazz ***
Stardust. Crooners, Swing, and Bigband
*** Instrumental Jazz ***
CALMRADIO.com – JAZZ PIANO
*** Specialty Jazz ***
Classic Jazz – JAZZRADIO.com
JAZZ FM 91 – High Standards
JAZZ FM 91 – The Grooveyard
Pat Metheny Radio
Swing & Big Band
Sonic Universe = SomaFM
Datempo Lounge – SKY.FM
*** Bossa & BeBop ***
Bossa Nova Jazz – SKY.FM
Bossa Nova – JAZZRADIO.com
Bebop – SKY.FM
Bebop – JAZZRADIO.com
Hard Bop – JAZZRADIO.com
*** World Jazz ***
Anuhea: Hawaii’s Refreshing Jazz
Ambiente FM – Tenerife Canary Islands
M2 JAZZ – Live From Paris
Latin Jazz @ Batanga.com
Islas Canarias – Cool Jazz
DCsoundstream- mix of Jazz, Fusion, & World
*** Chill Jazz ***
CALMRADIO.com – JUST JAZZ
181.fm – The Breeze
*** Smooth Jazz ***
A1Smooth – 24 Hr Smooth Jazz
Absolutely Smooth Jazz – SKY.FM
AddictedToRadio.com – Smooth Jazz
Amazing Smooth and Jazz
BEST SMOOTH JAZZ – UK
Vocal Smooth Jazz – SKY.FM
Smooth Jazz – JAZZRADIO.com
FM5280 Smooth Contemporary Jazz
Smooth Uptempo – JAZZRADIO.com
*** Various Mix ***
AddictedToRadio.com – Jazz Masters AAC
The Avenue 91.1
City Sounds Radio Jazz
Fair Harbor Radio
Ganymed Jazz – Contemporary Jazz
GotRadio – Jass So Smooth
GotRadio – Jazz So True
GrooveFM – You better listen!
Jazz All The Time – Playing great jazz
Jazz Classics – SKY.FM
Jazz FM | UK
The Jazz Mix – New Jazz
Jazz Radio – infomaniak.net
KCSM Jazz91 * The Bay Area
WAER – Central New York
The Wave KHJZ-HD2
WWNO 3 – Jazz – New Orleans
Q: Where can I find these stations online?
A: Each of the stations are run independently and have their own online presence. There are several online directories where you can find the stations featured in the app.
Q: Why does the music occasionally skip?
A: When songs are skipping, it is often because 1) that station’s server has recently been reset or 2) the internet isn’t filling the audio buffer fast enough. Usually these issues are resolved with faster internet, changing to a new station, or they resolve on their own after the server resets.
Q: Why are some stations blank at times?
A: Some of these stations are controlled by real DJs and if they aren’t playing anything at the time or their site is down no music will play. Fortunately we have a variety of channels so you will always have a lot to choose from.
7. The Jazz Groove
“Jazz that’s Laid-Back. Cool. Elegant. That’s The Jazz Groove (JazzGroove.org); a listener-supported, non-commercial public radio service specializing in Laid-Back Jazz, offering five unique jazz radio stations. From an incomparable collection of 10,000+ jazz recordings, each hour of music is hand-selected, meticulously-curated and artfully-blended by professional musicologists. Choose from three different Laid-Back Jazz stations as well as stations dedicated to Vocal Standards and Smooth Jazz. Enjoy best-in-class audiophile fidelity plus options to silence fund drives and promotional announcements for a pure music, non-commercial experience.
For help and tips on using the app, check out the User Guide under the More page in the app.
JazzGroove.org is a service of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Foundation to Advance Jazz to which donations are tax deductible in the United States.”