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Jazz A style of music that originated in the United States in the early 20th century, characterized by improvisation and syncopated rhythms.

Jazz is a type of music that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It combines elements of blues and ragtime, and is known for its swing and use of blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms, and improvisation.

Jazz has many different styles that developed over time, including New Orleans jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, free jazz, jazz-rock fusion, and smooth jazz. Each style has its own unique sound and influences from different musical cultures.

Jazz has roots in both European harmony and African rhythmic rituals, and as it spread around the world, it incorporated elements from national, regional, and local musical cultures. Today, there are many different subgenres and styles of jazz, including Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz.


Sure, here are some examples of famous jazz musicians and their music:

  • Louis Armstrong: “What a Wonderful World,” “West End Blues”
  • Duke Ellington: “Take the A Train,” “Mood Indigo”
  • Charlie Parker: “Ornithology,” “Confirmation”
  • Miles Davis: “So What,” “Kind of Blue”
  • John Coltrane: “Giant Steps,” “A Love Supreme”
  • Ella Fitzgerald: “Summertime,” “Mack the Knife”
  • Billie Holiday: “Strange Fruit,” “God Bless the Child”
  • Thelonious Monk: “Round Midnight,” “Straight, No Chaser”
  • Dave Brubeck: “Take Five,” “Blue Rondo a la Turk”

These are just a few examples, and there are countless other jazz musicians and songs to discover!


Jazz – Wikipedia.org – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz

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