Jazz-funk is a subgenre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat (groove), electrified sounds and an early prevalence of analog synthesizers. The integration of funk, soul, and R&B music and styles into jazz resulted in the creation of a genre whose spectrum is quite wide and ranges from strong jazz improvisation to soul, funk or disco with jazz arrangements, jazz riffs, and jazz solos, and sometimes soul vocals.

Jazz-Funk musicians:

  • Roy Ayers
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Jimmy McGriff
  • Eddie Harris
  • Shakatak
  • Ramsey Lewis
  • The Crusaders