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  • Jazz was born out of the pain of slavery and the clash between the cultures of West Africa and the Protestant ethos of the Southern states of the United States. This is a first article in a series looking at the history of jazz through an examination of its many genres.

    How Did Jazz Originate?

    How Did Jazz Originate?

    by Tony McGregor39

  • Jazz is a music genre that is underrated especially in this 21st Century pop culture.

    Why Jazz Music Is Dying

    Why Jazz Music Is Dying

    by Carolyne Bor1

  • Exile was a two-edged sword for the South African musicians who left their homeland for the freedom of Europe and the United States. This is a selection of some of the finest albums to come out of the greaat South African jazz diaspora

    Top 10 Albums of the South African Jazz Diaspora

    Top 10 Albums of the South African Jazz Diaspora

    by Tony McGregor12

  • According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Revised Edition 2006) jazz is "a type of music of Black American origin characterised by improvisation, syncopation, and a regular rhythm, and typically played on brass and woodwind instruments" and the origin of the word itself is given as "early 20th Century: of unknown origin."

    What is Jazz? How is it different from other music?

    What is Jazz? How is it different from other music?

    by Tony McGregor18

  • Just like all forms of popular music, jazz can be broken down into a bunch of different categories: swing, big band, traditional, smooth, acoustic, jazz, new age, free form, and more.

    How to Listen to Jazz Music Part 2

    How to Listen to Jazz Music Part 2

    by illminatus5

  • A non-traditional list of the all-time-best jazz songs, including music created by artists who don't necessarily fit into the purist's definition of the genre.

    100 Greatest Jazz Songs of All Time

    100 Greatest Jazz Songs of All Time

    by illminatus111

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