Ludwig Black Beauty 5"x14" Snare Drum
As in my review for best overall snare drum, the Ludwig Black Beauty line of snare drums is one of the most famous line of snare drums on the market. The Black Beauty Brass snare drum is ideal for Jazz music because it has a crisp sound providing articulation at soft volumes. The five-inch size works well for Jazz music because it’s a bit brighter and isn’t as overpowering as some of the larger depth metal drums. I prefer to pair this drum with the very dry cymbals that I use for Jazz because the snare compliments them very well. This snare drum stands out when it needs to but can also sit under the texture for comping.