He was said to have defined jazz music.

Cab forever changed jazz music with his own unique style known as “scatting.” Without Cab Calloway, also known as “The Hi-De-Ho Man”, hip-hop and modern jazz may have never existed.

It is said that American music is Jazz.

Although it is unclear when jazz first started some believe jazz started in New Orleans....

For many years the time and era of swing and jazz always amused me.

The first jazz and blues musicians where African slaves or ex-slaves, so there heritage it was strong, and the music used to accompany spiritual, works and social functions....

Jazz music changed the way music was played and listened too.

Szwed resides in Connecticut, and he is currently a professor of anthropology, African-American studies, music, and American studies at Yale University.

Jazz music in Invisible Man gives feelings that Ellison could never explain in words.

Knowledge of jazz has fallen far behind its development.

The more you listen, the more you crave to hear.”-Glamour Toni Morrison’s Jazz is an eclectic reading based on elements of African American culture that produce, surround, and are an integral part of literary text....

I believe that musicians only play jazz for the love of it.

This, coupled with the stimulating experience of teaching, has helped provide the impetus for my composing and recording a good bit of ‘chamber jazz.’ Many jazz writers have experimented along these lines; works by Duke Ellington, Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett are particularly impressive. Yet for many listeners, the connection between jazz and classical music is (surprisingly, to me) difficult to appreciate.

Not all jazz musicians become millionaires.

It’s surely true that jazz music, strictly defined, contains at least one unique element: its rhythm. The ‘swing beat’ is something fundamental to jazz and is not (to my knowledge) prominently found in any other musical genre. By contrast, the art of improvisation has a long history; no doubt dating from when the earliest music was made.

Jazz is a novel filled with many stories of inequality affecting the black community....

One of the many new ideas that were introduced was jazz music.

Among the musicians who marked the sound of Kansas City then were Bill "Count" Basie, Bennie Moten, Lester Young, Eddie Durham, Jesse Stone, Walter Page, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Mary Lou Williams, Eddie Barefield, Henry "Buster" Smith, Ed Lewis, Jimmy Rushing, J...

On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music.

As he put it, jazz has been an ever evolving genre.

In the case of jazz there are too many factors from too many cultures to make the case for a straight timeline to its beginnings; in fact its history plays more like two or three parallel timelines which finally come to a head to create a new artform.

Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong.

She grew up mostly in Baltimore and always loved jazz.

The rich and varied history of Western music, from the Baroque era through the early years of the twentieth century, has profoundly influenced the music of our time. Concert artists continue to perform masterpieces of the great composers to appreciative audiences, and many elements of more recent styles can be traced back to these earlier genres. As a pianist rooted in this tradition, I have often observed the parallels that exist between different musical approaches (playing Bach and then improvising jazz melodies over similar harmonies, for instance).