What is Jazz?

Jazz is a unique music style that originated in the African American communities of New Orleans. Jazz is a blend of blues, ragtime, brass, and marching band styles which were all prevalent music styles in New Orleans. New Orleans gave birth to Jazz in the early 20th century and has gave people a show worth watching since! The music genre has New Orleans ingrained in it and it has layers to it. Jazz is so New Orleans just like a Second Line!

Icons of the Genre

– Duke Ellington

– Charlie Parker

– Miles Davis

– Billie Holiday

– Louis Armstrong

– Ella Fitzgerald






Well Known Jazz Hits

Different Genres in Jazz 

  • Bebop Jazz
  • Big Band Jazz
  • Cool Jazz
  • Free Jazz
  • Fusion Jazz
  • Hardbop Jazz
  • Model Jazz 
  • Swing Jazz
  • Traditional Jazz

Jazz and New Orleans in the Media Today

Feeling Jazzy?

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Mary J. Blige: Queen of Hip-Hop R&B

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