6 Summer Jazz Piano Songs

“Why are you wearing sandals?”

“I’m dressing for what I want the weather to be,” I say. “Not what it is.”

Megs and I inch our umbrellas closer to cross the street.

I’ve collected some lazy summer songs, inspired by a cabaret-style performance I recently attended. These are great for jamming with a friend (or sister, in my case) as there’s piano and vocal, and most are easy to learn.

Oh, I’ve been ready for summer, for weeks.



Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

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An easygoing, summer-type piece.


Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

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Although Sinatra is known for loud, big-band pieces, the best interpretations of this piece are simply quiet.


Sunday Morning – Maroon 5

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My sister was playing this piece on the guitar, except our jam session was a mess. But it’s a good song.


Lay Me Down – Sam Smith

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Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

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“This song is a tribute to my favourite colour, black,” the singer at the cabaret says.


Bust Your Windows – Jazmine Sullivan

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Have I missed any of your favourite lazy summer songs? Leave a comment below!

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