Jazz emerged as a genre in the twentieth century in New Orleans and is characterized by improvisation, syncopation, swing, blues feeling, and harmonic complexity. The sound of jazz has remnants of French, Spanish, Creole, Cuban, and Caribbean in it.  In the Jazz genre, instrumental performance is more prestigious than vocal performance.  Within the genre of jazz, there are several subgenres which include;

Out of all subgenres, I mostly enjoy cool jazz because it gives a relaxing feeling and is very enjoyable. Jazz, however, is not a genre I listen to often on my own. After studying this genre I can pick up on the elements of it within the music that I listen to, and determine which subgenres are present.

Some prominent jazz artists include:

Below is a Jazz playlist: