A little tidbit about Jazz Music...
Seeking jazz music? Historically native to America, jazz music finds its roots in the early 20th century from mixed cultures, especially from the African American community. The term "jazz" was initially printed between 1913 and 1917.
An American gift to the world of music, jazz music extends past regional and national boundaries and has influenced music both here in the United States, and abroad.
Basic jazz music instruments include brass, drums, reeds and vocals. New Orleans, Louisiana played an important role in the makings and development of jazz music (also called "jass"). Clearly defined by its blue and swing notes, jazz music also uses stressed beats, distinct succession phrases, improvisation and polyrhythms.
Combining African and Western music traditions, jazz music also integrates blues, ragtime and spirituals. During the 1920s, jazz music made its debut into mainstream music, and has profoundly influenced music since that time.
Various styles of jazz music include Hot Jazz music; Swing jazz music, Beebop and contemporary jazz music. Jazz music artists include the infamous Louis Armstrong, who sung the mesmerizing song,""What a Wonderful World."
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