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  Jazz blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz blues is a musical style that combines jazz and blues.
The term also refers to any tune that follows the standard 12-bar blues chord progression, whilst being played in the jazz style, rather than the traditional blues style.
Blues music was a major influence in the development of jazz, and such tunes -- "jazz blueses" -- are extremely common in the jazz repertiore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz_blues   (253 words)

 Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz has roots in the combination of Western and African music traditions, including spirituals, blues and ragtime, stemming ultimately from West Africa, western Sahel, and New England's religious hymns and hillbilly music, as well as in European military band music.
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former enslaved Africans in the U.S. South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions, that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities.
In addition, it could be argued that jazz would not exist without both instruments invented or developed by Europeans (the trumpet, saxophone, trombone, double bass, etc.) and the previous work of Europeans in music theory, which was explored in different ways by jazz musicians, such as increased use of the seventh chord and extended chords.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz   (5784 words)

 Trombone Page of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The classic female blues singers of the 1920s were the first to get on record and the first to have hits in the genre, subsequently reaching a national audience and starting the first great push in recording blues music of all styles.
Although virtually all jazz groups prior to the rise of bebop in the early to mid-'40s played for dancers, the term "dance bands" is used to describe orchestras of the 1920s and '30s whose primary function was to play background music for dancers rather than to serve as vehicles for jazz improvisations.
Groove is a sub-set of soul-jazz, one that is injected with the blues and concentrates on the rhythm.
www.trombone-usa.com /jazz_styles.htm   (4839 words)

 Blues and Jazz
In jazz the performer often improvises (alters the melody and rhythm, as is done in the blues) to create new or different sounds that add to the emotional expression of the song.
Jazz musicians create their own version of the melody while they are performing.
Jazz and the blues are two of the few art forms that originated in the United States.
www.sbgmusic.com /html/teacher/reference/styles/bluesjazz.html   (646 words)

 Spotlight Biography: Jazz & Blues
As early as the 1860s, African Americans were using the term "blues" to describe a state of mind, later applying it to a song form that powerfully expressed the yearnings of love and the bleak realities of poverty and racism.
The blues provided rich source material for Handy's compositions, and ultimately his greatest achievement was the synthesis of traditional blues melodies with the style and instrumentation of popular ragtime and jazz.
Jazz was not only a style of music and dance, but also a mood craved by young patrons who packed the clubs of Harlem in search of innovation, excitement, and illicit alcohol.
smithsonianeducation.org /spotlight/blues.html   (1383 words)

 Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society - Home
Composer, pianist, and jazz legend, Ramsey Lewis has played for the White House, and he will be appearing at the Sunrise Theatre on April 15th.
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is intended to draw public attention to the glories of jazz as both an historical and a living treasure.
In addition, JAM is intended to stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz—to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and support institutional jazz programs.
www.jazzsociety.org   (828 words)

 Jazz Blues Events Arizona
The Prescott Jazz Society continuously and progressively contributes integrity to sustainable social, artistic, and economic diversity and development in community through education, performance, and collaboration.
These are the values that motivate and characterize the project and the programs of the Prescott Jazz Society.
The arts in general remain one of the most compelling sources for creating vision/visionaries with infinite opportunity for transmitting the 'gospel of jazz' and the 'spirit of life' to others.
www.pjazz.org   (196 words)

 Jazz 'N' Blues Records - The best jazz and blues record labels here online. Order your old and new favourites
Jazz ‘n’ Blues Records, as the name implies is a specialist organisation with a vary large range of jazz and blues CDs available by mail-order - worldwide.
Jazz 'n' Blues Records exist to supply your requirements in Jazz and Blues Music.
A monthly newsletter is available for download that lists Jazz and Blues News as well as new releases and additions to the catalogue.
www.jazznblues.co.uk   (275 words)

 JazzAge Culture: Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Jazz Age: Flapper Culture and Style--good introduction, but this site, due to its narrow bandwidth, is not always available--check back later or try this very slow-loading alternate source (the links may not work on this one).
Blues and Jazz: Roaring Twenties: History in the Key of Jazz--positive and negative assessments of the new music (from the Ken Burns' PBS Jazz series).
Here is the description of a current Smithsonian exhibit: Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 with links at the bottom of the page to musical renditions of several popular Jazz Age songs--if you have speakers--and to Exhibitions with links to biographies of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
faculty.pittstate.edu /~knichols/jazzage.html   (2317 words)

 Jazz & Blues Music Reviews
Chicago Tribune: "Pandora.com and Last FM do their jobs in different ways, but both are that future: music boiled down to a science, where radio plays only the music you like.
Amongst jazz artists who were alive when Pulitzer came knocking, Duke Ellington humbly refused the award - the same couldn't be said for Wynton Marsalis who trumpeted (no pun intended) his award from the mountaintop.
With so many great composers in jazz and blues today, it high time for the Pulitzer committee to start recognizing worthy musicians while they are alive and able to appreciate the accolades.
www.jazzandblues.blogspot.com   (949 words)

 MSN Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jazz MP3 was established as a sister forum to the MSN group Classical MP3 in order to accommodate those who want to share and chat about jazz music files.
This is the group for those who are Blues musicians to meet and greet, and for those who are serious about keeping the Blues tradition alive, more importantly it is about the unsung Blues,soul,rhythm and blues legends of the Blues rich Mississippi Delta,and those who are carrying on in their name.
A place for blues harp players to come and learn new riffs,techniques,and further their skills.This is a place where you can post your licks and riffs and email them to those interested for opinions and feedback.
groups.msn.com /browse.msnw?catid=52   (1524 words)

 Tennessee Jazz and Blues
The Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society announces the 2006 Concert on the Lawn series, opening with the Radio Daze Big Band April 30 at 5:30 at the Belle Meade Plantation.
Jazz vocalist/saxophonist Liz Johnson has a busy schedule performing, recording, teaching, and studying.
Special jazz events are taking place all over the country, and Middle Tennessee is no exception.
www.jazzblues.org   (243 words)

 JAZCLASS - Blues lesson : on Blues origin, Blues harmony, Blues improvisation by Michael Furstner
The Blues started in the 19th century as a form of folk music developed by the fl slaves in the United States.
Triad Blues is in the key of C. The rhythmic motif is a simple 2 bar pattern, repeated every two bars.
In Triad Blues only the C chord (in the LH) is played in root position.
www.jazclass.aust.com /bl1.htm   (1415 words)

 Harlem Renaissance Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jazz, a type of music that was developed in this movement, was rooted in the musical tradition of American fls.
Blues, is a type of music that deals with hardships of life and love.
Jazz and Blues were originally played in the South but rapidly began spreading to the North.
www.uta.edu /english/V/students/collab13/joyce.html   (288 words)

 Down Beat Magazine
An Independent Record Store that provides free Jazz Discography and Rock Discography lists on their web site.
Ignoring the critical debate in the United States, pianist Esbjörn Svensson continues to produce influential music, and slowly, the group has raised its profile in the U.S. They are leading the charge of a new generation of European musicians impacting the global jazz scene.
Jazz education made easy with our exclusive online tutorial series.
www.downbeatjazz.com   (213 words)

 Patty Carpenter Jazz & Blues Vocalist
At the University of Massachusetts she studied in the jazz program under such master musicians and teachers as Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Billy Taylor and Reggie Workman.
She mostly stays away from the usual jazz singer's repertoire for fresher stuff like the swooping This Time, a hypnotic reading of All Blues,and a bluesy original, Across the Square.
Jazz for the mellow; jazz for the jagged.
www.gmpfilms.com /patty.html   (1853 words)

 Jazz Music and Blues Music - AOL Music
While the birth of jazz throws a healing party, we count down the genre's most influential figures, from the Count to the Duke to Lady Ella.
Sitting back and mellowing out to your favorite blues or jazz music is easy to do with AOL Music.
Listen and watch jazz, blues, swing, smooth jazz, big band, guitar, piano, festivals, musicians, radio, artists, vocalists and more.
music.aol.com /musicstyles/jazz.adp   (274 words)

 Jazz and News | KPLU Homepage:"NPR News and All That Jazz"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The 24-hour digital jazz channel includes jazz programming broadcast live from KPLU's studios, mixing classic recordings from Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Billie Holliday, with the latest CD's from today's vibrant jazz artists such as Diana Krall, Joshua Redman and Jamie Cullum.
Bellevue Live Jazz is downtown Bellevue's free after-work concert series on consecutive Wednesdays from April 5 through May 3, winding up May 24.
Bellevue Live Jazz is produced by the Bellevue Downtown Association, sponsored by U.S. Bank and KPLU.
www.kplu.org   (387 words)

 Ottawa Blues, Jazz & Swing Guide
Also included is a good listing of where to find jazz and blues on your local radio dial.
The site also provides the opportunity to find out more about blues and jazz across Canada with its links to many Canadian artists and their web sites.
Blues and Jazz via their Societies Across Canada
ottawa-blues-jazz.ncf.ca   (403 words)

 Concord Music Group
Scott's Concord Jazz debut, Rewind That, is arguably the most remarkable premiere the genre has seen in the last decade.
“Brotherly Jazz,” a 66-minute documentary about the Heaths produced by former Bill Graham Presents executive Danny Scher and directed by Jesse Block, premiered at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September and was screened last month at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
It was filmed in 2004 at a live concert in Coventry Grove, CA—one of the last times the brothers played together—and completed shortly before Percy’s death in April of this year, at 81.
www.concordmusicgroup.com   (361 words)

 BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
4 PM - 12 AM BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups is St. Louis' Premiere Blues house.
The 700 South Broadway building which houses BB's was known as Phil's Hotel as late as 1969 and has a colorful past.
We're stoked about our staff, our City's music and culture, the food, the drinks, the artworks, the memorabilia, and the whole overall operation.
www.bbsjazzbluessoups.com   (72 words)

 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz
The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz is an annual festival of jazz and blues held in the town of Wangaratta 2.5 hours from Melbourne in North East Victoria, Australia.
It has become the premier jazz event in Australia and is renowned internationally.
In 2000 the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz was elevated to a Victorian Hallmark Event.
www.wangaratta-jazz.org.au   (155 words)

 Darnell's Black Radio Guide - Jazz and Blues Webcasting Stations
Jazz 100.4 FM - Jazz FM - Jazz Adult Urban Old School R&B ; Simulcast of Jazz FM 102.2 in London.
WESM 91.3 FM - University of Maryland Eastern Shore - Jazz Blues Gospel ; Sunday morning Gospel.
WEOS 89.7 FM - Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Jazz Blues Hip Hop R&B ; Various formats at different times.
www.radioblack.com /jazz_webcast.html   (619 words)

 Blues and Jazz Christmas Music - Blues and Jazz
There’s nothing like a roaring fire, the smell of pine and cinnamon and the blues crankin’ throughout the house.
This is the perfect time to give a little Christmas blues, the good kind, to your friends and loved ones.
There are literally hundreds of fantastic jazz and blues versions of Christmas classics and Christmas themed originals for your enjoyment.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art26776.asp   (546 words)

 KGNU - Jazz and Blues music shows
Jazz and Blues music, and related musical genres, are a strong component of KGNU's programming, both as part of its free-form shows, and with several dedicated programs.
From traditional Jazz to anything remotely associated with Jazz.
Portraits in blue: Blues with host Bob Porter.
kgnu.org /ht/jazzblues.html   (71 words)

 SugaCane's Jazz and Blues
SugaCane's Jazz and Blues is built with the vision of providing superb food and quality music in a warm, festive, family-friendly atmosphere.
SugaCane's Jazz and Blues will foster cultural development in this area by nurturing creative talents.
SugaCane's Jazz and Blues will strive to become the premier networking center in this region for all of these activities to occur.
www.sugacanes.com   (121 words)

 Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation> Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Noted blues musician and educator, T.J. Wheeler, presented an adult blues education program and concert, free and open to the public, at the Woman's Club of Red Bank, courtesy of JSJBF.
The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation and The Woman’s Club of Red Bank open the estate for evenings of entertainment and camaraderie.
Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation entry Back in Bluesville by Roxy Perry was selected as the 2006 Best Self Produced CD in Memphis Saturday night.
jsjbf.com   (639 words)

 Jazz/Blues Archives, Collections & Museums
Archives of the California Institute for the Preservation of Jazz
Jazz on the Screen: A Jazz and Blues Filmography by David Meeker
International Jazz Collections Online finding aids for the collections of Lionel Hampton, Leonard Feather, Al Grey, Conte Candoli, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morse, and Joe Williams.
www.lib.uchicago.edu /e/su/cja/jazzarch.html   (198 words)

 New York City Tours of JAZZ & BLUES Clubs
It's tailor-made for music lovers- especially those fond of the Blues and Jazz.
Cool Cat Club Crawl's guide, Jerry Rose is informative and knowledgeable about all his subjects- music, clubs, their history in the city, etc. He knows where to go,who's playing, and maybe most importantly, who's good.
WE have been doing New York City, New York live music walking tours for Jazz & Blues in NYC since 1996 & are still enjoying the music after over 2000 nights & 6000 performances.
www.webspawner.com /users/nyctours   (653 words)

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