Acid jazz (sometimes groove jazz) is a musical genre that combines jazz influences with elements of soul music, funk and hip hop. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as taking the boundary crossing of jazz fusion onto new ground.

A typical acid jazz group would consist of a rhythm section built round bass guitar, electric guitar and drums, a horn section (trumpets, saxophones, trombones, etc) tied together by some kind of keyboard instrument (providing either rhythmic support or ambient sound effects) and vocals.

Artists and groups who have produced music in this genre include:

See also: nu-jazz

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