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  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 an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory and 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.
Jazz is often difficult to define, but improvisation is a key element of the form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz   (5091 words)

 Jazz - MSN Encarta
Jazz, type of music first developed by African Americans around the first decade of the 20th century that has an identifiable history and distinct stylistic evolution.
Jazz grew up alongside the blues and popular music, and all these genres overlap in many ways.
Jazz is rooted in the mingled musical traditions of African Americans.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560708/Jazz.html   (858 words)

 Jazz Essence - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz is the portrait of a people in sound: drums that echo your heartbeat, even when it flutters; trumpets that laugh and saxophones that scream 'cause, like James Brown, they feel good.
Jazz is the brother's stance and rhythmic swagger, the sister's sway-back and all the attitude you thought you had in your hip pocket.
Jazz is the father of hipness, the mother of invention and a Black philosophy of life without words.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1264/is_n7_v20/ai_8069017   (902 words)

 Jazz | JazzCorner.com jazz websites, video, radio, reviews, bulletinboard
Be the first to know where Jazz artists are performing in our gigs section, and be sure to listen to our podcasts with established and up and coming jazz musicians in our Innerviews section.
He received a 1990/91 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for jazz composition and holds a Masters of Music in jazz guitar from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelors of Music with honors from the New England Conservatory.
Paul teaches jazz guitar, improvisation and coaches jazz and Brazilian ensembles at William Patterson University (since 1988) and at New Jersey City University (since 1993), and he also taught at the first year of the Jazz for Teens program at NJPAC in Newark.
www.jazzcorner.com   (867 words)

 All About Jazz | Jazz Music, Clubs and Culture
Jazz Utsav 2007: Mumbai & New Delhi, November 23-25, 2007
Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Randy Napoleon Returns to Brooklyn Roots
All material copyright © 2007 All About Jazz and/or contributing writers/visual artists.
www.allaboutjazz.com   (152 words)

 Smithsonian Jazz - A Jazz portal intended to preserve and promote one of America's greatest art forms - Jazz
The Museum closed on September 5, 2006 for major architectural renovations and is scheduled to reopen by summer 2008.
Displays on Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and women in jazz are on view on the 3rd floor, west end, of the National Museum of American History.
Now in its fourteenth season, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra was founded with a congressional appropriation in recognition of the importance of jazz in American culture.
www.smithsonianjazz.org   (243 words)

 Salt Lake Tribune - JAZZ: Schedule keeps Utah off prime TV spots
The Jazz's 51-win regular season and trip to the Western Conference finals last spring didn't make much of an impression with TV executives at ABC, TNT and ESPN.
The Jazz play 18 of their first 29 on the road, including games at Cleveland, Detroit, San Antonio, Phoenix and Miami.
The Jazz have 21 sets of back-to-back games scheduled, which is three more than last season, and play four games in five nights three different times in 2007-08, something they had to do only once last year.
www.sltrib.com /ci_6533339?source=rss   (714 words)

 deseretnews.com | Jazz draftee meets Utah
Jazz owner Larry Miller, left, and Jazz V.P. Kevin O'Connor present Morris Almond with a team jersey Friday during a press conference in Salt Lake City.
Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller was impressed after meeting him Friday that the slender 6-foot-6 sharpshooter from Rice seems confident but humble ("not artificially" humble) and readily repeats how happy he is to be a Jazzman.
None would, including the Jazz, who were willing to use one of their two 2006 second-rounders on him.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,680195271,00.html   (1002 words)

 FOX Sports on MSN - NBA - Jazz remain perfect at home in playoffs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Once their teammates got into the act, the Jazz gave the crowd what it really wanted, a 109-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night that drastically changes the outlook of the series.
Williams had 31 points and eight assists, and Boozer had 27 points and 12 rebounds, but it was the emergence of their supporting cast in the second half that helped the Jazz enjoy the kind of route the Spurs had the first two games - and then some.
The loud Jazz fans in their "True Blue" T-shirts can now start dreaming of their team being the first to overcome an 0-2 deficit in the Western Conference finals.
msn.foxsports.com /nba/story/6852326?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=73   (1290 words)

 CD Baby: CD Baby: JAZZ music you will love.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Just like with any professional jazz singer, his technique and attention to meticulous musicianship are only the foundation on which his expression and musicality are built.
As a spirited follow-up to his last Christmas jazz CD, "A Sleigh, a Song, and a Baby Boy," which became a CD Baby editorial favorite, "Snowriding" is of the same dazzling and swinging quality, showcasing, with remarkable innovation, standard Christmas carols and a few more modern songs like Paul McCartney’s "Wonderful Christmastime".
With a knack for creating sparkling arrangements that are both accessible to the public while appealing to jazz connoisseurs for their hip style and rich, harmonic vocabulary, his album could be said to ring a bell like a cross between Bill Evans and Vince Guaraldi.
www.cdbaby.com /style/jazz   (1087 words)

 Jazz Dance History
Jazz originated at the close of the nineteenth century in the seamy dance halls and brothels of the South and Midwest where the word Jazz commonly referred to sexual intercourse.
The first jazz bands contained a "rhythm section" consisting of a string bass, drums, and a guitar or banjo, and a "melodic section" with one or two cornets, a trombone, a clarinet, and sometimes even a violin.
Years later, jazz was taken over by large orchestras; a "society jazz band" contained fifteen or more musicians.
www.centralhome.com /ballroomcountry/jazz.htm   (454 words)

 Culturekiosque Jazznet: Jazz CD reviews, interviews and performance reviews from Culturekiosque's Mike Zwerin
The famed Puerto Rican New York composer and jazz musician was one of the finest pianists in Afro-Cuban jazz and bop.
Mike Zwerin, jazz and rock critic for the International Herald Tribune for decades, is one of the founding editors of Culturekiosque.
jazz archives collect some of his best jazz CD and performance reviews, interviews, and other writings since the magazine's inception.
www.culturekiosque.com /jazz/index.htm   (263 words)

 MusicMoz - Styles: Jazz
Jazz Country - This fun site is a guide to instrumental jazz and other improvisational music from around the world.
Jazz Stuff - Hosts websites for about a dozen jazz artists, with forums and chat rooms in which jazz fans can interact with the artists and each other.
Jazz for the Unhip - A tour of jazz for Generation Y, with Britney Spears as the tour guide.
musicmoz.org /Styles/Jazz   (1646 words)

 Jazz - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Verve-label star Diana Krall reaches into her heart to depart from her standard jazz inspired fare with a soothing tribute to the Christmas season.
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   (610 words)

 Telarc International: Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The CD is Allen's acknowledgment and affirmation of artistic, historical and even spiritual connections that have made Jazz the powerful cultural force it has become over the past century.
Telarc and Heads Up, leaders in recorded jazz, are launching a new midline series, Discover Jazz, aimed at reintroducing you to some of the finest jazz recordings of the past two decades.
Whether you're new to jazz or a seasoned listener of this rich and diverse genre, the Discover Jazz series is the place to hear some of the best jazz recordings ever made at affordable prices.
www.telarc.com /jazz   (188 words)

 Category:Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz is a musical art form, commonly characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms and improvisation.
The main article for this category is Jazz.
There are 13 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Jazz   (82 words)

 Jazz News
Well-known Australian Jazz guitarist Nick Freer will travel to Vietnam to perform Jazz in Ho Chi Minh City from September 9-12 and in Hanoi from September 13-18.
A classical pianist enjoys jazzing things up Classical pianist Gabriela Montero will mark the release of her latest CD with a performance at Joe's Pub.
Jazz trumpeter IAN HAMER has died after a heart attack at his home in Sussex, England.
www.topix.net /music/jazz   (688 words)

 Jazz - Wikiquote
"Jazz is the false liquidation of art—instead of utopia becoming reality it disappears from the picture."
"Jazz is something Negroes invented, and it said the most profound things—not only about us and the way we look at things, but about what modern democratic life is really about.
Louis Armstrong when asked to define the rhythmic concept of "swing", quoted in Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz by John F. wed, 2000.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Jazz   (262 words)

 Amazon.com: Jazz: A History of America's Music: Books: Geoffrey C. Ward,Ken Burns   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Little is said of substance on Latin or Brazilian jazz, European contributions to the music, fusion, or umpteen smaller deviations from the mainstream.
There are wonderful essays that highlight elements of jazz culture, particularly Gerald Early's consideration of race and white musicians in jazz and Gary Giddins's five-page essay on avant jazz.
As a jazz fan and a professional music retailer, I can recommend this book as a wonderful place to begin one's discovery of jazz or gain more knowledge of the cultural legacy of the music.
www.amazon.com /Jazz-Americas-Geoffrey-C-Ward/dp/067944551X   (2654 words)

 Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There, Big Band and Swing took hold in the '30s and '40s, taking jazz's complexity and maturity to new heights and extending its popularity beyond its original predominantly African-American audiences.
Though its roots are planted firmly in American soil, jazz has become a thoroughly global phenomenon, recognized as the grandfather of much of the popular music enjoyed throughout the world.
Modern composers and players continue to draw on work done during jazz's last century, while using their own voices to continually develop and reinvent the style.
www.epitonic.com /genres/jazz.html   (191 words)

 Jazz | All About Jazz
Jazz is born in New Orleans via a combination of fl and creole music.
Swing is king and this is the only time that Jazz and popular are the same thing.
Jazz fuses with one of its derivatives (Rock) to form Jazz-Rock or Fusion.
www.allaboutjazz.com /timeline.htm   (158 words)

 VerveRecords.com - The Very Best In Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Accompanied by the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra this new release is in USA stores on 9/19.
A return to her musical roots in RandB, this album brings together Natalie’s vocals with a list of classic songs from artists such as Fiona Apple, Aretha Franklin, and Sting.
John McLaughlin’s latest recording, Industrial Zen, is the synthesis and result of some thirty years of experimentation with fusion—from rock to jazz and Indian music.
www.vervemusicgroup.com /label.aspx?lid=1   (299 words)

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