Pass the JAZZ

Jazz is a music genre that we reviewed in Survey African American Music this semester. Jazz is a genre that originated in African American communities within New Orleans. Jazz has been around since the late 19th century and early 20th centuries. Jazz is a genre that can be related to other genres such as blues and ragtime. There were many different types of jazz being reviewed which are Swing, Bebop, Free Jazz, Cool Jazz, Jazz Fusion, and Modal Jazz. Jazz was during a very important time of African American history such as Harlem Renaissance.

Below I have labeled some of the leaders of Jazz.

Left to right [Louis Armstrong, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington]

Leaders of Jazz

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