Top 10 Jazz Royalty-Free Music


This royalty free music collection has been influenced by musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, George Benson, Herbie Hancock and many more. Perfect for TV and radio commercials, film, video, podcasts, games, multimedia or any project that requires a modern Jazz music flavor.

Background Music: City Jams

Jazz Royalty Free Music: City Jams

“City Jams” is a more traditional, old-school piece of jazz music. Jazz lovers will recognize the double bass riff as being very close to being a cliché, but it has just enough uniqueness in note choice to avoid this. The melody is brass-heavy, adding weight to the sound. A synth plays off the brass, doing a bit of callback by repeating the rhythms the brass set in place. While this does create a repetitive tune, this is not unwelcome is the genre of jazz. In fact, the repetitiveness allows the listener to freely explore the layers created by all the different instruments without worrying about missing something else.

This blend of old and new is what makes “City Jams” so enjoyable to listen to. The synth keeps things modern, while the familiarity of the rhythm gives a comfortable nostalgic feeling. It makes you want to move your body. Overall, this fresh piece will delight jazz lovers and newbies alike.

Background Music: Can't Stop

Jazz Stock Music: Can’t Stop

“Can’t Stop” lives up to its name with an infectious beat and clever use of repetition. The song opens with a punch. Double bass dominates the track, providing the main melody as well as the main rhythm. Its syncopated beat and low, rich sound create a perfect backdrop for the rest of the instruments. The sound is accented with piano and a cymbal heavy drum set. Electric guitar makes a low-key appearance, just barely audible over the rest of the instruments. It mostly plays support to the rhythm set by the double bass. On top of it all, midway through the song a groovy synth comes in and graces the track with multiple flowing melodies.

Despite having so many different elements, “Can’t Stop” never feels cluttered. Instead, the different rhythms blend harmoniously to create a rich and varied sound. There is always something new for the listener to notice, making this the kind of song that gets better the more you listen to it. Overall, “Can’t Stop” is a feel-good song that invites the listener to move their body to the beat.

Stock Music: Restless Love

Jazz Background Music: Restless Love

“Restless Love” starts out slow, but builds into something great. It opens with double bass playing a classic jazz rhythm, and a rhythmic guitar melody. Soon drums join in, with plenty of brassy cymbals. Piano jumps in as well, playing a near-identical simple melody to the guitar. Luckily, to keep things from getting monotonous, the piano eventually gets more room to shine in this piece and gets to play around more freely. The classic sounds are disrupted by a synth, comes in to brighten up the melody line with its dynamic sound. Saxophone joins in tandem, and together they play the same smooth melody.

In “Restless Love” the layers of sound accumulate, turning a simple song into something more interesting. Despite the slow start, this piece transforms into something rich and multi-faceted. Overall, this piece is a great example that you do not require a complicated melody or frantic rhythm to create a rich, layered, and interesting sound.

Background Music: City Line

Jazz Royalty Free Music: City Line

Leaning more towards classic jazz, but with a solid twist, “City Line” captures the charm of jazz without bending to conventions. A double bass line, piano, and cymbal heavy percussion create a very traditional base for this song. They are offset by synth, which carries the melody for the beginning of the song. The melody dances up and down the scale, going from high notes to low notes and back up again. This jumpy melody is mellowed out once saxophone joins in. Although the saxophone carries the same melody as the synth, the power and smoothness of its sound transform the feeling of the piece, fleshing it out.

Overall, “City Line” is a very slow and mellow song that takes its time. Even the ending is leisurely, thanks to a good amount of buildup before the final chord. With its classic jazz elements and use of synth, it provides a great blend of classic with modern, making it enjoyable even for people who’ve never listened to jazz before.

Stock Music: Eyes

Jazz Stock Music: Eyes

“Eyes” is a great example of mellow, cafe-style jazz. Although it opens with a strong drum riff, the song quickly mellows out. Double bass and soft, rhythmic cymbals maintain the beat, while guitar and piano bounce off each other to create a playful melody. A peppy synth joins in near the end, adding some extra freshness to the piece.

This piece has a dreamy quality to it. It gives off a relaxed feeling like a summer day spent having a picnic at the park, or a spring morning sipping café-au-lait on a European patio. It can be easily used as background audio, and, thanks to it being royalty free music, it can easily be looped on itself to prolong the length of the piece. Overall, “Eyes” is an excellent understated jazz song that even people who don’t usually like jazz can enjoy.

Background Music: Take It Easy

Jazz Background Music: Take it Easy

With its slow tempo, “Take it Easy” lives up to the name. This song is the definition of the word “mellow”. Subtle drums and cymbals form the percussive line, almost impossible to hear double bass. Still, you would notice if they weren’t there. Synth and flute take control of melody, an unusual combination, especially in jazz music. They bounce off each other, playing different, but compatible, rhythms.

“Take it Easy” has a unique sound, the very quiet presence of double bass and syncopated rhythm being the two things that keep this feeling like a jazz piece at all. Overall, it is a very pleasant and peaceful song, but perhaps not the go-to piece for big jazz fans.

Stock Music: Life Is King

Jazz Royalty Free Music: Life is King

Despite its energetic introduction, “Life is King” takes its time. With a very slow tempo at 80 bpm, this song is in no hurry to get anywhere. Leisurely and sensual, it feels like a song for a quiet morning spent lounging in bed, or a song for dancing pressed right against someone else. Breathy saxophone is the star of the piece, winding a luscious melody over everything else. It is accented by a keyboard, which plays its own gentle melody, soft drums, and delicate electric guitar. The guitar gets some very understated solos. It is made clear that the main point of interest is the saxophone.

With its languid pace and lush melody, “Life is King” conveys, without words, the importance of slowing down and enjoying the finer things in life. Unlike some other royalty free music pieces, “Life is King” feels like a complete song, not just a snippet designed to be looped on itself. An excellent choice for a romantic dinner for two, or a leisurely dinner party, this song creates the perfect headspace for letting go of the humdrum worries of life and simply enjoying the passage of time.

Stock Music: Soul Survivor

Jazz Stock Music: Soul Survivor

“Soul Survivor” is an unusual jazz piece. The song is dominated by a flute and unique instrument in the realm of jazz. The flute carries the melody on its own, floating over the rest of the instruments with its distinct high notes. The supporting instruments are double bass, syncopated percussion, and a rhythmic piano. Plenty of cymbals can also be heard, ringing out frequently. There’s a fun contrast between these sharp drums and the airy, floaty feeling of the flute. The result is a layered, very fresh piece that is a joy to listen to.

Overall, “Soul Survivor” is a carefree and playful piece of music. It is a unique piece of jazz music, that blends some elements of other genres, such as Latin music, to create an entirely new sound. Not to mention that beyond the great composition of the music, it’s hard not to enjoy a song with such a clever pun in the name.

Background Music: Void Vision

Jazz Background Music: Void Vision

“Void Vision” packs a subtle punch. The upbeat melody and layered composition are tempered by the restraint each instrument shows. Nothing is too loud, and dynamics are used sparingly. Piano and brass are the two main rhythm setters, with drums come in later. Synth and saxophone carry the melody, a usual pairing that works very well in this instance. The saxophone’s deep sound adds depth, while the wavering synth provides an interesting element to the piece. Together, they create a well-rounded, legato melody that contrasts pleasantly with the sharpness of the beat.

“Void Vision” is a delightful modern jazz piece that tastefully uses technology, while still respecting the traditional elements that make jazz so great.

Stock Music: Over Here

Jazz Royalty Free Music: Over Here

“Over Here” opens with a strong beat and funky syncopated synth. This synth carries the melody, while double bass and cymbal heavy percussion hold things together underneath. The double bass plays a pretty traditional rhythm that helps to keep this song feeling like jazz. The electric guitar shows up as well, playing the second mate to the synth. While it mainly is delegated to assisting with keeping rhythm, it does get a few opportunities to play around. Piano gets thrown into the mix as well, adding yet another layer to this complex piece.

Although “Over Here” is by no means a conventional jazz song, the double bass did help keep things genre-appropriate. However, the uniqueness of the song is a strong suit. The multiple layers of instruments provide so much aural interest, while the synth adds a modern peppiness that could not have been achieved with a traditional instrument. Overall, while it pushes the limits of what can be considered jazz music, “Over Here” is an incredibly enjoyable piece that warrants more than one listen.