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The History of Jazz Music

Origins of the Genre Jazz started coming around in New Orleans, where French, Spanish, Creole, African American, Cuban, and Caribbean populations constantly mixed and shared

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All About Wynton Marsalis

Who is he? Wynton Marsalis was born on October 18, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Today, Marsalis is a world-renowned composer, educator, and musician. And

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Bebop Jazz

Origin & Characteristics Bebop is a style of Jazz that was developed in the 1940s. As more and more musicians were sent overseas to fight

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Bebop Origin Bebop is a branch of jazz that originated in the mid 1940’s. It was created by the younger generation of jazz musicians as

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Fusion Jazz

ORIGIN & CHARACTERISTICS Instrumentation used in subgenre:  Electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards Are less likely to use piano, double bass and drums The fusion of

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Let’s Get Jazzed Up With Jazz

Origin & Characteristics Jazz is greatly known as the peak of African American music in the twentieth century due to its originality with improvisation, amazing

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