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Here you will find Jazz music written for dramatic purposes. This type of Jazz stands apart from other Jazz subgenres in that its instrumentation and production techniques are specifically chosen for their dramatic aspects. Whether to create tension, suspense, or evoke a specific mood or style, Dramatic Jazz music can work very well for Film and TV production.


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SATIN BLUES - (by Sixteenth Moon)  Year: 2012
Sixteenth Moon An exquisite, seductive bluesy piece for sultry sax and smooth jazz orchestra. Imagine John Coltrane meets Nina Simone. Perfect for sexy scenes, smoky jazz clubs, and adverts for perfume, rich chocolate and high end products. 1940s detective story, backroom card game, Vegas action, femme fatale, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Sensual & Alluring) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
564379 1:03 Slow 60   


SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY - (by Texas Music Forge)  Year: 2012
Texas Music Forge Hot jazz "tap" rhythm serviced by upright bass and snare supports a "beat poet" take on Lord Byron's ode to beauty. Add in a smokin' harmonica solo and you've got a singular track that makes a statement in movie, TV, ads for cosmetics, fashion, store sales or any celebrations of feminine beauty. Male Vocals, Jazz, Jazzabilly
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Lyrics by Lord Byron) - Jazz, Jazzabilly
553564 3:14 Med Slow 100   
60sec (:60 arrangement) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
553660 0:59 Med Slow 100   


TERRY'S SONG - (by Mike McAnally)  Year: 1994
Mike McAnally Big Band 1940's 1950's swing style smooth pop jazz Guitar solo with Brass punch arrangements. Romantic wooing dedicated moving into the bridge reflective theme. Theme Song for nostalgic TV show or Broadway show, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
519261 2:49 Medium 108   


LIFE STYLE TV LIGHT COMEDY 60 - (by Alexander Khaskin)  Year: 2010
Alexander Khaskin Slow Tempo with a catchy tune and a pulsing rhythmic beat. Lively and exciting vibe that is right on target for Life style TV shows, lifestyle, infomercials or any positive, uplifting media project. Instrumental sweet chic sophisticated & charming as can be. Romantic playful jazzy flirty & sassy, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
425142 0:59 Med Fast 134   


DETECTIVE MUSIC - (by Gregory Domeier)  Year: 2013
Gregory Domeier Laidback with a Cool Jazz feel, featuring melodic electric guitar and bass that creates a mood of suspense. Clean octave guitars tip toe around a slinky bass line as the drums keep a steady and jazzy beat. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
575563 0:44 Med Fast 140   
Variation (No drums) - Comedy, Comedy Jazz
575562 0:44 Med Fast 140   


UNDER THE MOONLIGHT - (by Don Julin)  Year: 1999
Don Julin Playful duet of acoustic bass and mandolin. Fun, mischievous, cautious with musical surprises. Bar lounge, flirting, contemplating getting it on with that cute gal in the corner, just contemplating, but why not saunter over there and dream up some lies, a little foray into mischief. Nothing to lose. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
243519 3:00 Med Fast 149   


SUNLIT DREAMS - (by Mike Crotty)  Year: 1980
Mike Crotty Vibrant torch sax and swinging big band with elegant and mercurial segues.. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
252549 9:35 Very Slow   


OLD FATHER TIME - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2014
Jive Ass Sleepers Slow and moody this atmospheric Jazz ballad features Sax, Piano, Bass, Drums, Tubular Bells and a ticking clock. Perfect for late night moods, lost in time, winter in the city, sultry, sensual and smokey scenes. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
701146 2:33 Slow 60   


WOMAN OF INTRIGUE - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2013
Jive Ass Sleepers Delightfully dark, exotic, sexy and retro 60s inspired cinematic Bossa Nova. Great for spy movies, romance and film noir. Features flute, guitar, orchestral strings and horns, bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
731885 1:46 Medium 120   


A RAINY DAY IN PARIS - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2016
Jive Ass Sleepers Vintage sounding Jazz ensemble with piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass and drums. Dark, romantic and cinematic with a distinct European gypsy jazz influence. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
777359 2:58 Very Fast 180   


DESERT SONG - (by Simon Stockhausen)  Year: 2002
Simon Stockhausen Atmospheric jazz-fusion track with world music elements featuring several saxophones, kalimba, tribal drums, organ and plenty of electronic sounds and effects, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
326394 6:14 Med Slow 94   


I MISS YOUR COMPANY - (by Midget Bullfighters)  Year: 2003
Midget Bullfighters Dark creeping film noir track for rainy sidewalks cityscape, very late at night, flowing slow jazz groove with strings for the urban underbelly and dark souls of the city that only come out at night, reveling in the solitary togetherness of their twisted nature and purpose. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
345943 6:29 Slow 68   


LOVE KILLS - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2011
Jive Ass Sleepers Cinematic Jazz-Funk, laidback yet full of tension, passion, mystery and drama. Retro 70s style movie and TV soundtrack music with strings, brass, electric piano, harp, bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
500899 2:46 Med Slow 84   


HAUNTED TRAILER - (by Jeff Steinman)  Year: 2010
Jeff Steinman Very slow-paced midi big band track with dramatized hard hits. This song was written to be a movie trailer that builds in intensity from start to finish. It starts out very sleuth sounding (a little like the Pink Panther). It then builds as the orchestra and percussion come in. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
391368 2:08 Slow 70   
30sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
391330 0:31 Slow 70   
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
384744 2:08 Slow 70   
60sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
391369 1:01 Slow 70   
15sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
391370 0:15 Slow 70   
Stinger - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
391371 0:09 Slow 70   


A LONG FAREWELL - (by Nick Levinovsky)  Year: 2009
Nick Levinovsky Cool jazz track featuring a confident guitar and keyboard melody backed by a relaxed drum and bass groove. Sounds like Weather Report, Herbie Hancock. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
385876 7:29 Med Fast 136   


SMOKEY NIGHT CAFE - (by John Lawrence Schick)  Year: 2014
John Lawrence Schick A smokey lusty club atmosphere. Piano, violin, and upright bass. One can feel Bogey lurking in the corner cafe table. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
679074 2:15 Med Slow 90   


THE THIRD MAN - (by Jonas Hornqvist)  Year: 2014
Jonas Hornqvist Dark, suspenseful, dramatic and jazzy film noir track with a vibe from the 1940's and 1950's. Featuring Piano, upright bass, oboe, fender rhoads, marimba. Ideal for creating a mysterious and thrilling scene or a private investigator scene. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Suspenseful and dramatic) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
703833 1:23 Slow 70   


NO FUNKY JAZZ HERE - (by Vincent Pace)  Year: 2012
Vincent Pace This trumpet driven, funky jazz track is perfect for the retro scene. It takes you back into the 70's setting the mood for any action or drama. The modern synth elements also makes this track perfect for supporting the tension of any chase scene. When listening to this track, think of 'Shaft'. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
525816 2:10 Med Slow 97   


FISHNET BLUES - (by Guy A. Ruvolo)  Year: 2010
Guy A. Ruvolo Down and out, sitting in a smokey bar. It's 3 AM, she left me, my wallet's gone. A sexy 50's jazz guitar, perplexed vibes, with a saxy horn section. The Hammond B3 organist is drunk, so is the beat drummer. But after 6 drinks, the chick at the end of bar looks good, even with torn fishnets. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
429728 2:01 Slow 63   


LONE CLARINET - (by Mark Allaway)  Year: 2011
Mark Allaway Solo clarinet bathed in reverb gives a spacious and a slightly melancholic ambience to this emotive track. Lonely reflection surrounds you as the melodies and phrases quietly weave their way through the ether to join you. Also available as a Sting. Jazz, blues, Soundscapes, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
499064 1:22 Med Slow 96   
Stinger - Jazz, Jazz (pending cat.)
499065 0:11   


STILL LIFE - (by Daniel Barry)  Year: 2009
Daniel Barry A sad, mournful jazz waltz. Learning lessons in life, lost love, family loss, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
510968 4:38 Fast 150   


IN THE BEGINNING - SUITE FOR WIND ENSEMBLE - (by Daniel Barry)  Year: 2012
Daniel Barry This Suite in 3 movements has beautiful orchestral underscore to support many emotional moods. 1st and 3rd movements consist of a series of gestures, which have also been posted individually in this grouping. The 2nd movement is rhythmic/ecstatic release to movement 1. 2 different recordings avail. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
22 Mixes Available
505329 7:31 Very Slow   


COPS 'N' ROBBERS - (by James Mulvale)  Year: 2011
James Mulvale Moody, chilling cops and robbers piece. Think a 1930s car chase, black and white, gangsters and speakeasys on every corner, and a hard-nosed cop. This track has plenty of character and is a good stand-alone piece as well as background music. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
504963 4:22 Medium 120   


THE GETAWAY - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2011
Rosalind Richards The road is clear ahead, past behind. A new beginning, a new day. Problems are over now. Great travel music. Flute moves piece forward with powerful string underneath. A chase scene or getaway on the highway or train. Moving, traveling, making out of town to a new life. Action thriller or adventure, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Shorter Version) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
578261 1:01 Medium 120   


MERCY MAMA - (by Joseph Velasquez II)  Year: 2011
Joseph Velasquez II This song kind of sounds similar to an Aaron Copland song. I wrote it to be cute and fun for the ear. The song has a clarinet dixie land feel to it with great background horns and strings as well as some congas to give it a latin flavor. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
458531 1:30 Medium 118   


ETUDE NUMBER 39 - (by Kent Scott Carter)  Year: 2011
Kent Scott Carter Free form jazz instrumental. Avante garde piece great for a mystery or detective thriller. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
472968 1:04 Slow 60   


FLUTTER - (by Midnight Squared)  Year: 2010
Midnight Squared Swirling around just above the ground. Not sure where to land and when you do what I'll find. It's all about mystery, tension and suspense. Use for tv/film dramatization. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
444035 1:14 Slow 72   


MOMENTS - (by Al Vienneau)  Year: 2011
Al Vienneau An exquisitely harmonized jazz ballad. Fender Rhodes and ethereal string pads tug on ones heartstrings. Evocative and emotional. A yearning. Pregnant pauses... Could be used in a love scene, or a scene where hope is tenuous but possible. Any scene that depicts the quieter side of our world. Drama.. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
508349 3:59 Very Slow 55   


MONDAY MORNING - (by Rosalind Richards)  Year: 2011
Rosalind Richards Good city scene music, fast, sexy, jazzy, hip. Get moving on a bluesy Monday Morning with all the help of the saxophones, piano, horns, flutes, drums, tambourine. Catchy riff. Escalates, mood turns positive, hopeful, fun. Great Dramatic theme for film about urban life, subways, skyscrapers, food. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
578258 3:52 Medium 120   


NEVER SAY FUNK AGAIN - (by Vincent Pace)  Year: 2012
Vincent Pace This guitar driven, funky jazz track is perfect for the retro scene. It takes you back into the 70's setting the mood for any action or drama. The modern synth elements also makes this track perfect for supporting the tension of any chase scene. When listening to this track, think of 'Shaft'. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
525860 2:10 Medium 120   


DO YOU REMEMBER - (by Jens Larsson)  Year: 2013
Jens Larsson Soundtrack from an old movie. 1950's of romantic music with string orchestra piano and acoustic bass. May suit to films and tv of old character. Romance passionate elegant with disney style on strings. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (1950 style piano w orchestra) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
608213 2:09 Very Slow 45   


DADDIO - (by Jack Wyles)  Year: 2016
Jack Wyles Mid tempo, jazzy instrumental song about a real hip guy who is hangin' out on the scene. It features flute and some cool saxophone. It's a jazzy big band/ Acid Jazz cross between Frank Zappa and Henry Mancini. This song is great for a TV or Movie Soundtrack. And did I say it was super cool? Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
793572 3:33 Med Slow 104   


THE EVENING THEY SERVED DESSERT BEFORE DINNER - (by Jack Wyles)  Year: 2016
Jack Wyles Upbeat, jazzy hip hop groove with a sense of fun and comedy. It's lighthearted and creates a scattered mock frantic ambience. It could be used for a cartoonish chase scene, or a child who has had too much sugar! The saxophone doubles with guitar for the offbeat melody, and the bass is walking fast! Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
806146 1:29 Very Fast 200   


REALLY REALITY - (by Evens Colas)  Year: 2012
Evens Colas Ala Pink Panther, this is a crime-in-progress, jewel-thief, intrigue, something-hidden track. Perfect for a tense scene, it gets your audience's attention and they know there is impending danger, something is afoot! Elegant, upscale, those rich criminals. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
567353 2:11 Medium 121   


BEAT THE CLOCK (FULL) - (by Ian Kirton)  Year: 2010
Ian Kirton Medium paced, laid back, lounge jazz creating a light, stylish feel with a slight air of suspicion. Cool but busy bass line intro leads to smooth Rhodes, choppy guitars and lazy trombone over percussive rhythm. Lead guitar melody comes in at 02.15. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
17 Mixes Available
533479 3:05 Med Slow 100   


ONE SUMMER EVENING - (by Alien Dream Park)  Year: 2015
Alien Dream Park Piano, congas, sax, brass ensemble, strings and synths provide a Caribbean flavor to this tune. Perfect for a tropical dance number, or romantic tropical commercial. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
745760 3:10 Med Fast 133   


MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN - (by Jo Masino)  Year: 2014
Jo Masino It's midnight in Manhattan, and people drink whiskey in smoky bars while listening to a band playing a sensual, a little melancholic melody. It makes you think of past mistakes and hope for the future. Enjoy this nice jazzy track, with a very acoustic - folk feel to it. No lead version available. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main version) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
687022 4:42 Med Slow 83   
Variation (no lead version) - Jazz, Chillout Jazz
687021 4:42 Med Slow 83   


BEFORE THE DAWN (ROMANTIC JAZZ) - (by Ntinos Tselis)  Year: 2014
Ntinos Tselis A Jazz instrumental track with great 60's acoustic and inspirational melody. Commences with a romantic mood and builds to a funky, melodramatic song. Ideal for movie soundtrack and coffee shops. Sounds like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Modern Jazz Quartet. Available at different versions/tempos. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
693182 3:43 Medium 108   


PROLOGUE FREE JAZZ SOLO - (by Visual Works)  Year: 2013
Visual Works solo jazz guitar, alternative fusion sensual and inspirational atmosphere. Free ballad hot fusion jazz alternative. relaxed and intimate ambiance. background music, film and tv, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
632268 3:12 Slow 75   


SUMMER OF FORTITUDE - (by Michael Zaneski)  Year: 2014
Michael Zaneski Post-bop chamber jazz for violin, flute, acoustic bass, and electronics. Exquisite, intricate solos and lingering harmonies humidify the musical air, giving this an abstract but very wet, summery feel. Perfect for edgy, urban psychological drama. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
639824 2:36 Very Slow 46   


FOR THE LOVE OF THE BASS - (by David Phillips)  Year: 2014
David Phillips If you need music for film noir, jazz or dance clubs, private investigation scenes involving the underworld, detectives, gangsters and shady characters with trench coats and fedoras, this is it! Cooking show music for food network, corporate advertisements, dancing, commercials and game shows. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
660422 1:46 Med Slow 95   


A WILD NIGHT - (by Alastair Cameron)  Year: 2015
Alastair Cameron An epic and dramatic jazz track that starts slowly but builds to a breathtaking finale. A full orchestra gives a grand and energetic and manic feel similar in style to the opening titles of Tintin. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
721826 2:57 Med Fast 135   
60sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
721822 1:03 Med Fast 135   
Segue - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
721823 0:12 Med Fast 135   
Impact - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
721825 0:07 Med Fast 135   
30sec - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
721824 0:35 Med Fast 135   


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