The 10 Best Jazz Sample Packs Every Producer Needs

Sampling jazz music just feels right. Maybe it’s because most of the first samples early hip-hop producers used came from jazz records.

So it makes sense that even today tons of producers are on the hunt for the lush chords, unique rhythms and special instrumentation that jazz music is known for.

Here’s 10 royalty-free jazz sample packs we think are worth sifting through.


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1. Jazz Drums Essentials from Richard Spaven

Richard Spaven is an accomplished jazz drummer who’s performed with the likes of Flying Lotus and Gang Starr.

His chops on the kit extend well beyond traditional jazz—he’s a master in modern break-beat and neo-soul drumming too.



This sample pack combines his skills with immaculately recorded drums and washy cymbals.

Richard Spaven is an accomplished jazz drummer who’s performed with the likes of Flying Lotus and Gang Starr.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 14_light_roller_busy_kick2_160bpm

2. Soul Trumpets from Farnell Newton

Farnell Newton is about as accomplished of a trumpet player you can find.

He’s toured as Stevie Wonder’s main trumpet player and has worked with legends like Aretha Franklin and James Moody.

In this pack Farnell puts together an incredible selection of jazz samples that you can use however you want in your own tracks.

Whether you’re looking for big brass arrangements or tasty trumpet licks, you’ll find something inspiring and useful.

Newton has toured as Stevie Wonder’s main trumpet player and has worked with legends like Aretha Franklin and James Moody.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Tito_Trumpet_keyDmin_70bpm

3. Jazz Saxophone

There’s no instrument that’s more closely associated with jazz than the saxophone.

The saxophone’s ability to produce speedy solos and melody lines in the hands of a capable player made it a staple in jazz music.

It’s dynamic timbre that ranges from smooth and sensuous to gnarled and squeaking suits all forms of jazz from big band to experimental.

LANDR’s exclusive pack Jazz Saxophone is chock full of the kinds of sax samples that make producers drool.

You’ll find tasty solo licks, smooth lead lines and experimental playing.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Motific_Sax_keyCmin_90bpm

4. Late Night Jazz Vol 1

Smooth Rhodes chords, horn sections, crisp jazz drumming and grooving bass are what you’ll find in this definitive jazz sample pack.

Find a ripping horn solo, get a punchy modern drum loop and chop them up for use in your track.

If you’re looking for a jazzy sample to chop up for a beat, start here.

Our favorite sample from the pack: LNJ1_05_Rhodes_Chords_33-41_105_C_Minor_Dry

5. Acid Jazz Attack Vol 1

Acid jazz was a genre inspired by greats like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea in the late 70s and early 80s.

This sample pack draws on many of the funky tropes acid jazz is famous for.

This sample pack draws on many of the funky tropes acid jazz is famous for.

You’ll find chunky funk guitar, punchy fusion drums, crunchy sax solos and arrangements that authentically recreate that acid jazz style.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Horn Section 003 – 110bpm – B

6. Jazzy Vibes & Hiphop Feels

Today’s hip-hop producers draw on many jazz samples to create a laid back, atmospheric feeling within their production.

If you’re looking for the perfect samples to use in a lo-fi beat or neo-soul hip-hop production don’t skip this sample pack.

It’s the perfect starting point to find something that will elevate your track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: AAJV_Piano_Chord_Morning_keyGmaj_97bpm

7. Manhattan – Jazz Hop

What happened to smooth jazz? The genre cropped up in response to the complex and sometimes alienating sound of be-bop and fusion.

Instead, smooth jazz was known for simple sax lines, smooth key playing and an overall relaxed vibe.

Manhattan picks up where the classic smooth jazz auteurs of the 80s left off, creating the perfect palette to work with if you need a tasty sax solo or piano riff for your track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: MHTN_90BPM_Am_Melodic_Aged 2

8. Flugelhorn 1

I love the flugelhorn. It’s like a warmer, softer and less abrasive version of the trumpet.

This sample pack is all about the flugelhorn and not much else—and I think that’s a great thing.

This sample pack is all about the flugelhorn and not much else—and I think that’s a great thing.

If you’re looking for a relaxed and smooth brass sample, a cruise through this sample pack should absolutely be in your plans.

Our favorite sample from the pack: 08 Flugelhorn FH1 14 – 104 BPM – G

9. Lofi Soul & Jazz

In this pack you’ll find cool double-bass lines, sparkling pianos and crunchy drums.

Jazz inspired hip-hop for many reasons—producers in the early days would often turn to jazz records to find interesting snippets to sample and use in their beats.

Lofi Soul & Jazz draws on this tradition by re-creating the styles and sounds that inspired rap genres like boom-bap and jazz rap.

In this pack you’ll find cool double-bass lines, sparkling pianos and crunchy drums. It’s a great starting point for any lo-fi soul or classic hip-hop inspired track.

Our favorite sample from the pack: FL_SJB_KIT03_90_F#-G#-G_BASS


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10. Jazz Hop Vol 1

For the New York influenced sound that gave birth to boom-bap and be-bop check out Jazz Hop.

It’s another great sample pack that’s fully comprised of hip-hop friendly jazz samples that just waiting to be chopped up and sampled in your next beat.

Our favorite sample from the pack: Drum_Full_06_90bpm

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