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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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


PENSIVE - (by Al Vienneau)  Year: 2011
Al Vienneau Pensive's a keyboard driven ethereal work designed to evoke a thoughtful, peaceful state. Piano, strings, bass and a Fender Rhodes make up the instrumentation. With a distinctive melody and well structured form it utilizes simplicity and exquisite harmonization to reach it's listeners heart and soul, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
508350 4:03 Med Slow 80   


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   


BOOTLEGGERS - (by Gentry Bronson)  Year: 2003
Gentry Bronson Tim Burton or Danny Elfman stle vaudeville, speakeasy, cabaret, circus-infused, uptempo, gothic swing song driven by dark male vocals, swirling saxophone, nearly-off-the-tracks piano, drums and bass, and a demented violin perfect for horror, thriller, dark comedy, animation or offbeat Indie. Male Vocals, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal Version) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
422385 4:15 Very Fast 200   


QUIRKS - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2009
Ethereal Motion Quirky acid jazz tune, cool tenor sax melody, tight horn sections. Groovy, moody and dissonant. Real drums, bass & guitars. Thematic film or TV. Heavy guitars add an interesting twist to the horn sections, synth loops & pads. End credits, dark humor, buddy road show, romantic breakup, edgy mystery, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
424640 3:16 Med Slow 90   
Variation A (No Melody Or Horns) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
424693 3:17 Med Slow 90   
Variation B (No Melody Or Harmony) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
424692 3:17 Med Slow 90   


NIGHT ALIVE - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Eerie, creepy noir lounge music, with a spooky theater organ, distant piano tinkling and subtle upright bass. Perfect for that crime scene or detective story. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
398105 2:12 Med Slow 102   


PICKLED HERRING - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2014
Music Candy Homorous, quirky approach to otherwise classic blues piano work. Comical mystery, nothing too serious, cartoons and more with a serious organ melody trying to maintain a poker face as it deals with the playful piano. Funk Lab, by Dean H Anderson. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
671014 3:06 Med Slow 95   
60sec (60 secs) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
671018 1:05 Med Slow 95   
30sec (30 secs) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz  
671020 0:35 Med Slow 95   


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   


LOOKING FOR A CLUE - (by Gustavo Coutinho)  Year: 2016
Gustavo Coutinho Atmospheric jazz with a mysterious feeling, a touching of suspense. Imagine a detective carefully looking for a clue in a house. Perfect for crime scene and detective games, mobile games, crime, police investigation. Mellow piano scales, apprehensive melodies on wind instruments. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Instrumental Track) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
800163 2:08 Slow 70   
Loop (Full Loop) - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
800162 1:16 Slow 70   


MUSIC YOU CAN'T HAVE - (by Tao & Sound)  Year: 2016
Tao & Sound Music You Can't Have is a positive noir free jazz. Useful for investigation scenes, anytime gangster jobs and cool "work in progress" tutorial processes, it will give elegance and rhythm to your audiovisual project. It also offers a rich variability to use it split on different points of your work. Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
793611 5:46 Med Fast 135   


TRAILS OF VIRGA - (by Kam Falk)  Year: 2016
Kam Falk Acid jazz exotic acoustic guitar and sax piece with lush synths and heavy emphasis on groove with an R & B back beat conveys a sense of mystique and world fusion flavor sounds like Lee Ritenour and Norman Brown meets Grover Washington and Gerald Albright with some Candy Dulfer thrown into the mix, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
797462 4:29 Med Slow 90   


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   


MIDNIGHT REFLECTIONS - TRIO - (by Steve Rice Productions)  Year: 2011
Steve Rice Productions A beautiful, elegant jazz piano trio ballad reminiscent of Thelonious Monk 'Round Midnight. Starts solo, trio in at:15, evokes a late night reflective mood. Romantic breakup or hookup, elegant background jazz, quiet, feeling sorry for oneself, drunken reflection, last call, requiem, making love, Instrumental, Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Dramatic Jazz
505083 4:39 Slow 60   
Variation (duo - no drums) - Jazz, Lounge Jazz
519703 4:39 Slow 60   


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   


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