This jazz version of Beethoven’s Für Elise might seem unusual, but it definitely has the groove

Classical music and jazz have had a long and interesting relationship, with musicians being inspired to combine elements from both genres. Among other things, this has led to the creation of entirely new sounds, as well as interpretations of pieces originally written by classical composers.

What would Beethoven think of this? Well, we feel very strongly that Beethoven would love jazz and probably would play jazz if he were alive today. In Beethoven’s time, improvisation was part of a good musical education, and all of the greatest old composers were also improvisers.