Soul-Jazz is a kind of jazz that take its roots in hard bop, with rhythm & blues and gospel influences. Soul-jazz generally uses Hammond organ and is played in small formations. Do not confuse soul-jazz with soul singers that have some jazz influences (jazzy soul)

Soul-Jazz musicians:

  • Nina Simone
  • Brother Jack McDuff
  • Jimmy McGriff
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Ray Charles
  • Ramsey Lewis
  • The Ramsey Lewis Trio