Jazz music is a genre of music that originated in the United States during the late 19th century and early 20th century. It is characterized by its use of improvisation, syncopated rhythms, and complex harmonic structures. Jazz music has evolved over the years and has become a global phenomenon that is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.
To many, jazz music represents the freedom of expression and individuality. It is a form of music that allows musicians to express themselves in a unique and creative way. Jazz music is also known for its ability to bring people together and create a sense of community. It is often played in bars, clubs, and other social settings, where people can come together and enjoy the music in a relaxed and informal setting.
Jazz music has also had a significant impact on popular culture. Many popular music genres, such as rock and roll, hip-hop, and R&B, have been influenced by jazz music. Jazz musicians have also had a significant impact on the world of music, with many of them becoming cultural icons and legends in their own right.
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- “Jazz and Its African American Roots” by Linda Dahl, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1 January 2009, https://www.neh.gov/article/jazz-and-its-african-american-roots.
- “The History of Jazz Music” by Ted Gioia, Oxford University Press, 2011.