Jazz is a form of music created in the early 20th century that originated in the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fusion of many cultures, French, African, Caribbean, Latin American, European, and the list goes on, led the intellectuals within the population to develop a culture of their own in Congo Square. Eventually, this new culture presented jazz music.
Jazz spread like wildfire and expanded to many different styles like traditional/classical/New Orleans jazz, swing dance jazz, bebop, free jazz, cool jazz, jazz fusion, modal jazz, and more. Jazz was a medium that promoted intellectual freedom and curiosity, as creatives now had the opportunity to branch out.