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.

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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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