“If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know.”
Louis Armstrong



Jazz is a genre created by African- Americans and originated in New-Orleans  in the late 19th century. It was influenced by blues and ragtime.


“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.”
Miles Davis


There are many different forms of Jazz including: Traditional, Bebop, Free Jazz, Jazz fusion, and Modal. 

Jazz Instruments

Jazz is played on a variety of instruments including the Saxaphone, Bass, Trumpet, and Key board. 

Jazz Stars

  • Louis Armstrong( Trumpeter)
  • Duke Ellington( composer)
  • Thelonious Monk (Pianist)
  • Charlie Parker(Saxophonist)
  • Miles Davis ( Trumpeter)
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Jazz has only increased in popularity since it originated. People of all spaces around the world continue tp indulge in its sweet sound. There are also many talented jazz artists  today including: Jonathan Barber, Julius Rodriguez, Chris Beck, and  Jamison Ross. Local jazz clubs ae located everywhere. See below.

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  • 1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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