Best Songs for a Jazzy Wedding

Wedding Party | December 14 2010 | by Jenny | 0 Comments

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Are you the jazzy type and need some good jazz songs for your wedding? Are you enjoying flapper dresses, long pearl necklaces and pinstriped zoot suits? Than you must adapt some good music to the landscape.

For those who don’t know yet, jazz is that type of music that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African-American communities from a combination of African and European music customs. The word jazz was initially a West Coast slang term and was originally used to refer to 1915 music in Chicago.

Jazz is a lively music with strong and complex rhythms. Jazz is considered to be one of the greatest American achievements. This type of music has changed with time and today there are many different versions of Jazz. Big names like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgeralds, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and many others made history in the jazz music, but there are also many young artists like Michael Buble that follow the jazz way in their performances and make good covers from the songs initially played by their predecesors.

Live jazz is a trend of today’s most elegant wedding recceptions, but if a live Jazz Band is too much for your wedding budget, a VJ or a solo musician will do. Here are some of the best jazz and ragtime love tunes for your jazzy wedding reception:

At Last by Etta James – couple first wedding dance

A Wink and A Smile by Harry Connik Jr.

Because of You by Tony Bennet – father-daughter, mother-son wedding song

Come Away with Me by Norah Jones – couple first wedding dance

Don’t Know Why by Norah James

Everything by Michael Buble

Fly Me To The Moon by Frank Sinatra – couple first wedding dance

Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles

Giving You the Best That I Got by Anita Baker – couple first wedding dance

My Way by Frank Sinatra – last dance wedding song

New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

On Broadway by George Benson

Recipe For Love by Harry Connik Jr. – couple first wedding dance

Save The Last Dance for Me by Michael Buble – last dance wedding song

The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra – couple first wedding dance

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

You and I by Michael Buble

What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

They Can’t Take That Away From Me by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

The Best is Yet to Come by Michael Buble

The Look of Love by Diana Krall

Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love by Louis Armstrong

I’ve Got a Crush on You by Ella Fitzgerald

L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole – couple first wedding dance

Hey Big Spender by Susan Kohler

Moondance by Van Morrison

It Had to be You by Harry Connik Jr.

Body and Soul by Duke Ellington – couple first wedding dance

Prelude to a Kiss by Duke Ellington

Love You Madly by Duke Ellington Orchestra

Have a nice jazzy wedding!11

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