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  • jazz | Definition, History, Musicians, & Facts | Britannica

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    Jazz, musical form, often improvisational, developed by African Americans and influenced by both European harmonic structure and African rhythms. It is often characterized by syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, and the use of original timbres. Learn more about its history and prominent musicians.

  • Jazz - Wikipedia

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    Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music".

  • Utah Jazz | The Official Site of the Utah Jazz

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    Jazz Insider Email. Stay connected with the team all season long with Jazz Insider emails. Simply enter your contact information and you'll get access to special ticket offers, feature articles ...

  • Jazz music | Last.fm

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    Jazz is a musical art form which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in Black communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. The style's West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, call-and-response, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note ...

  • What is Jazz? | National Museum of American History

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    Jazz is a kind of music in which improvisation is typically an important part. In most jazz performances, players play solos which they make up on the spot, which requires considerable skill. There is tremendous variety in jazz, but most jazz is very rhythmic, has a forward momentum called "swing," and uses "bent" or "blue" notes. You can often hear "call--and--response" patterns in jazz, in ...

  • Jazz Music Radio | AccuRadio

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    Happy Leap Day weekend! Choose from over 70 channels of jazz music radio organized by scene, era, style, composer, and featured instrument. Swing, ragtime, and jazz from the Jazz Age! The best Jazz of this decade, so far... Brazilian masters trade tunes with the world's top jazz stars for this classic and contemporary mix.

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