The Heart of Jazz

New Orleans, Louisiana is the birthplace of jazz. And Jazz is considered the music of today and tomorrow. Jazz was extremely popular in the Black church, specifically in the form of call and response.

Types of Jazz

  • Classical
  • Swing
  • Bebop
  • Modal
  • Free
  • Fusion
  • Scat
  • Improvisation

Notable Artists

  • Buddy Bolden
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Al Jarreau
  • Ornette Coleman
  • Herbie Hancock
  • John Coltrain
  • Billie Holiday
  • Sarah Vaughn
  • Lester Young
  • Tony Hawkins
  • Charlie Parker
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