Jingle Bells

The most popular Christmas song was written in the mid 19th century, when jazz and never existed, but the song itself didn't have much popularity. Its author is James Lord Pierpont. Initially the work had the title The One Horse Open Sleigh, which translates as "a one-horse open sleigh".

Jingle Bells has gained interest in the 20th century, and by 2008 it had translated into 12 languages. The author of the song was included in the songwriters Hall of fame. At the time the song was performed with such famous jazz musicians as Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington.

Let It Snow!

Another popular Christmas song, but written in the heyday of jazz music. Let It Snow! Despite its winter theme, was written by a very hot summer day in 1945.

The composition has more than 20 sung versions, the most famous of which belongs to Frank Sinatra. Through the online Apple store this cover was implemented 25 million times.


This jazz song is nothing like Aria for the Opera "Porgy and Bess". Author arias, George Gershwin, wrote it in 1935, by working with African-American motifs.

Summertime had great popularity in the 20th century. The song managed to surpass even the famous song of Beatles Yesterday for the number of performances. Itself an Opera in which the Aria is heard 4 times, has a rather big box office and today.


Another jazz standard from the ' 30s composition of Caravan, a top performer which is still considered Duke Ellington. The melody of the song has a distinct Oriental motif.

Caravan had a rather big popularity and repeatedly peredevalsya other performers, including Ella Fitzgerald. Today the song is a classic of the genre.

The song can be heard in famous films such as woody Allen and Steven Soderbergh, as well as in the Soviet cartoon "Nu, pogodi!".

What a Wonderful World

Jazz song Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World today has perhaps the largest popularity among modern performers and among the audience.

Written the famous song in the 60s George David Weiss, and, initially, to perform the next hit, it was suggested the well-known jazz musician Tony Bennett, but he refused. Then began Armstrong.

In comparison with the already known at that time, songs of Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World met with little success. However, after the release of the film "Good morning Vietnam", where the composition is played as a contrast to the terrible events of the war, the song and got its well-deserved popularity. In 1999 What a Wonderful World was inducted into the hall of fame Grammy.