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  Jazz - MSN Encarta
Jazz is an American musical art form which originated around the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of...
Jazz grew up alongside the blues and popular music, and all these genres overlap in many ways.
This was ragtime, a composed music that combined many elements, including syncopated rhythms (from banjo music and other fl sources) and the harmonic contrasts and formal patterns of European marches.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560708/Jazz.html   (902 words)

 Jazz Music - Online Jazz Club
Jazz is an original American musical art form, originating around the early 1920's in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans.
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.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
www.jazzextra.com   (5103 words)

 The Red Hot Jazz Archive
Jazz represented a break from Western musical traditions, where the composer wrote a piece of music on paper and the musicians then tried their best to play exactly what was in the score.
Many of these virtuoso musicians were not good sight readers and some could not read music at all, never the less their playing thrilled audiences and the spontaneous music they created captured a joy and sense of adventure that was an exciting and radical departure from the music of that time.
The second wave of New Orleans Jazz musicians like Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory, and Jelly Roll Morton fromed small bands, that took the music of these older men and increased the complexity and dynamic of their music, as well as gaining greater commercial success.
www.redhotjazz.com   (506 words)

 Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans at around the start of the 20th century.
Jazz is rooted in the blues, the folk music of former enslaved Africans in the U.S. South and their descendants, which is influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities.
Music that is a mixture of jazz and pop music, such as the recent albums of Jamie Cullum, is sometimes called "jazz".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz   (5879 words)

 Jazz Music
Jazz functions as popular art and has enjoyed periods of fairly widespread public response, in the "jazz age" of the 1920s, in the swing era of the late 1930s and in the peak popularity of modern jazz in the late 1950s.
Dixieland is an umbrella to indicate musical styles of the earliest New Orleans and Chicago jazz musicians, recorded from 1917 to 1923, as well as its developments and revivals, beginning during the late 1930s.
Big-band music as a concept for music fans is identified most with the swing era, though there were large, jazz-oriented dance bands before the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s and large jazz-oriented bands after the swing era.
www.geocities.com /archetype09/music.htm   (1336 words)

 Music Genre: Jazz - Music of Puerto Rico
Jazz has been said to be the musical language that expreses the fundamental rhythms of human life.
Traditional jazz is meant for dancing with a tonal scheme that can be easily recognized, while the modern version is intended for listening and characterized by dissonance or a tonal scheme that can be barely recognized by the average listener.
By the 1930's jazz artists in the United States such as Duke Ellington, were becoming interested in new Latin music imports like the rumba and began incorporating jazz-induced improvisation.
www.musicofpuertorico.com /index.php/genre/jazz   (1451 words)

 History of Jazz | Black History in America | Scholastic.com
Born in the South, the blues is an African American-derived music form that recognized the pain of lost love and injustice and gave expression to the victory of outlasting a broken heart and facing down adversity.
Opera, military marching bands, folk music, the blues, different types of church music, ragtime, echoes of traditional African drumming, and all of the dance styles that went with this music could be heard and seen throughout the city.
From the collective improvisation of early jazz to the solo improvisation of Louis Armstrong to the free jazz of Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane, improvisation is central to jazz.
teacher.scholastic.com /activities/bhistory/history_of_jazz.htm   (1337 words)

 The Origins Of Big Band Music
European music through the nineteenth century was melodically based, much of it with a square or waltz rhythmic structure.
Much African music has an organization which is based around rhythm and accent, rhythms and accents that may actually shift and move in relation to each other as the music progresses.
Many Jazz bands "arranged" their music by rehearsing it by "ear" many times until all the musicians were in agreement about what went where, when.
www.redhotjazz.com /bigband.html   (2091 words)

 A History of Jazz Music
Jazz historians would forgive me a book that covers the last 50 years, but they are unlikely to forgive a non-jazz historian who writes about the early age of jazz music.
Jazz historians may argue forever on the early (undocumented) years of jazz, but i doubt that anyone will significantly change the history of the first 50 years of jazz music that Shipton has written.
If you want a book that does not view the history of jazz music as a history of how to play instruments (that is basically the viewpoint of traditional jazz historians), then you might want to read mine before Shipton's (i still think you should read his too).
www.scaruffi.com /history/jazz.html   (1771 words)

 Music history for music education, all about jazz
Their music was based on simple melodies and complex cross-rhythms mixed in with verbal slurs, vibrato, syncopated rhythms, and "blues notes".
Their music was characterized more by memorization and improvisation, and not of formal training.
Jazz has such a great mixture of rhythm and beats that Jazz will never cease to exist. To view great photographs and listen to some great Jazz songs from the golden age of Jazz visit the American Memory Library of Congress.  Return to the history on classical artists.
www.musicandyou.com /musichistory.htm   (610 words)

 HyperMusic -- History of Jazz
Jazz represents a merging and melding of many different peoples and their heritages.
During the 1800s in America's south, music was an integral part of the life of plantation slaves of African descent.
This music of the plantations blended with the European-American musical tradition to create the basis for blues, ragtime, and other musical forms from which jazz evolved.
www.hypermusic.ca /jazz/mainmenu.html   (89 words)

 Jazz at Nite - Jazz Music Online
This site has been resurrected from the dead, on 15 April 2008, and will be sporadically revised during the course of 2008 (to help keep my blood pressure under control because of the upcoming elections).
Jazz at Nite originally started out as a vanity email address, in the same manner some people buy vanity license plates.
At the same time Jazz at Nite is designed to convey some serious information about jazz and saxophones, as well as to offer some comic relief in the midst of everything else.
www.jazzatnite.com   (240 words)

 Jazz Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The improvisation and feel of what became jazz was directly related to the music of slaves.
As a combination of various types of music, it has been very influential in the development of other genres throughout modern music history--funk, hip hop, and rock, just to name a few.
Jazz has contributed a lot to American culture since its first appearance on the music scene.
www.mi.edu /searchmedia/jazz-music.html   (272 words)

 Jazz Music
Jazz began with a basic trio of musicians: a cornet, trumpet, or violin to carry the melody while a clarinet played ornate countermelodies, and the trombone provided rhythmic slides and the root notes of chords or simple harmonies.
In theory these musicians and their instrument roles are the same as in other kinds of music, but jazz depends more on interpretation by individuals than on reproducing a fully annotated score.
Combining elements of ragtime, marching band music, and blues, jazz was differentiated from these earlier styles by its widespread use of improvisation, often by more than one player at a time.
www.42explore.com /jazz.htm   (1543 words)

 Swing Music Net - Jazz Music And Jazz History
Jazz music was America's first truly original contribution to the world art community.
The period of the 1930s and 1940s is thus far the only age in history when the popularity of jazz eclipsed all other genres of music in the U.S. It is an epoch known as the Big Band era, and during it swing music was king.
Furthermore smaller jazz groups, comprised of both former big band era soloists and new young musicians alike, have continued to utilize many parallel distinctions of the language of swing in their playing and recordings since the fall of the big bands.
www.swingmusic.net   (1280 words)

 Jazz Talk Activity - DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz is deeply rooted in American social history.
Created and developed primarily by African Americans, jazz is the derivative of various kinds of musical forms and cultural experiences, which originated in the early 1600s.
Extension 2: To illustrate the relationship between jazz music and society, research the development of jazz over time and prepare a Pictorial Timeline tracing the evolution of jazz from its earliest beginnings in America through to its modern forms and styles.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/activities/jazztalk   (648 words)

 Jazz Clubs in New York City
Gordon invites the curious jazz novice and the aficionado to share in his thrill seeking adventures from the Village to Harlem, every night of the week.
This is the granddaddy long legs of "downtown jazz" venues -- featuring a genre bending blend of envelope pushing and utterly deserving acts on several intimate stages throughout the deceptively vast complex.
This is the essence of Harlem jazz -- a rite of passage for all jazz fans and musicians.
www.ny.com /clubs/jazz   (2652 words)

 Jazz - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
The silky modern jazz sax of L.A.'s James meets Evans's smoky vocals halfway on this inviting recording.
Back before smooth jazz gave itself a bad name, these '70s stars were earning it a good one.
Jazz and Beyond - Handpicked by the editors, this mix features Diana Krall, Medeski, Martin and Wood, and Jazzanova.
music.download.com /2001-7985_32-0.html   (633 words)

 Music - Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
Get a sense of how music has grown and changed over time while learning about the greats in classical music, jazz, and more.
This website introduces the history of country music from its beginnings in the early 20th century to the present.
This PBS companion website presents the history of jazz, including biographies, a jazz timeline, definitions and audio examples of jazz styles through the decades, and explore the impact of popular culture on jazz.
www.multcolib.org /homework/musichc.html   (1274 words)

 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Classroom: Defining Jazz Music
Louis Armstrong said, "Jazz is music that's never played the same way once." Ralph Ellison said, "Jazz is an art of individual assertion within and against the group..." With this lesson students will attempt to develop their individual and collective definitions of jazz.
You may want to play recorded music during this time; when everyone is done, ask students to return the papers to the authors for revision.
Assign students the task of interviewing a professional in the music industry (teacher, local radio disc jockey, editor of the music section of a newspaper, choir director, etc.) or relatives and friends who are music lovers to collect definitions/explanations of the meaning of jazz.
www.pbs.org /jazz/classroom/jazzdefinition.htm   (2379 words)

 Music, Genres, Jazz,
Our object is to link all jazz so that anyone wishing to take a jazz trip around the web can visit other jazz lovers sites and perhaps discover new musicians they might not have heard of before.
Dedicated to Scott Joplin and the music of the Ragtime Era, this ring is an invaluable resource for jazz lovers, musicians and historians.
Smooth jazz is still growing and therefore it's necessary and useful to have a home for all sites concerning this music genre.
dir.webring.com /rw?d=Music/Genres/Jazz   (633 words)

Jazz and country stars rarely meet up – not in the saddle, not in the saloon, and certainly not in the recording studio.
The 1970s would prove to be a great period of jazz fusion, but the fusion would be with rock and not country.
In this feature, edited by Eric Novod, jazz players are invited to share twelve favorite tracks on their ultimate playlist.
www.jazz.com   (1409 words)

 BUBL LINK: Jazz music
A time line traces the history of jazz music from pre-1850 to the present day and new releases and festivals are announced.
An experimental demonstration of sheet music images and their bibliographic description for songs such as Beale Street Blues, I'll See You in Cuba and June Bugs Dance.
Photographs of jazz artists from the jazz scene between 1938 and 1948, primarily in New York City and Washington DC.
bubl.ac.uk /link/j/jazzmusic.htm   (626 words)

 Jazz Music :: calabashmusic.com
Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists around, creating a fresh and original urban...
Founded in 1992 and endowed with an enormous talent for musical arrangements and tradtion research,...
Darius Brubeck is the Director of the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music and Professor of Jazz...
music.calabashmusic.com /world/jazz   (310 words)

 Jazz Music CDs: Buy & Sell Jazz Music CDs & Jazz Record Albums
Our selection of modern and classic Jazz Music CDs and record titles consists of over 10,000 titles, including an extensive selection of Music CDs and record titles from the 50s and 60s.
If you have a collection of Jazz music to sell, please visit sell jazz music CDs and more, sell Jazz record albums and more, or sell Jazz music DVDs and more.
These are typically either obscure Jazz record names, budget labels, classic Jazz record albums we have had for more than four months, or Jazz record albums we have in large quantity.
www.prex.com /buy/Classic-Jazz-Music.html   (542 words)

 Jazz piano tracks | minus one music tracks | play along music | jazz play along tracks | Jam Tracks | Jazz | Latin | ...
12/8 - Jazz Ballad - 120 bpm - 3'52''
6/8 - Gospel Jazz - 120 bpm - 3'51''
4/4 - Jazz Swing - 168 bpm - 8'19''
www.jazzpianotracks.com   (337 words)

Whether or not you agree with Ken Burns (and many others) that Louis Armstrong is the font of jazz and modern American music, you have to appreciate the effort and care that have gone into this site.
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns from PBS
Jazz Roots: Early Jazz History an overview of early jazz music and musicians (1895-1920), pictures, timeline, the Cotton Club, Jazz books, fun facts
www.accd.edu /pac/lrc/jazz.htm   (141 words)

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