A brief history of jazz music

Jazz music is an incredibly important part of American culture. It developed in the United States of America around the 1920s and is still popular today. Do you like jazz music? Keep on reading to learn more about the history of jazz.

Before reading this article, you can check your general knowledge about jazz music. Answer these trivia questions and check your answers:

  1. In which Swiss city is a famous jazz music festival annually held?
  2. What "hefty" jazz pianist, organist, composer, and entertainer was born in 1904?
  3. What instrument was played by famous Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong

Which jazz musicians and singers do you like most? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Neville Thomas
Jazz doesn't need us, we need jazz. When Fats, aka Fats Waller was asked what is jazz? He replied that the fact you asked, means, you 'ain't got it.
Aug 3, 2020 4:07AM
Neville Thomas
Jazz as an art form, evolves as anything in nature, pure, true and intelligent
Aug 3, 2020 4:02AM
Oystein Wergeland
Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest singer. One of my favourites is Don't Fence Me In. Big bands: Dizzy Gillespie,
May 22, 2020 9:55PM
James Webb
Listened to Jazz most of my life. Best genre BeBop , worst Avant Garde.
May 16, 2020 8:58PM
Peggy Miller
I could listen to Ms. Ella for hours
May 16, 2020 8:18PM
We used to go to BB King club in Manhattan NJ. We have many Jazz and blues CD's to listen , the best music ever!
May 16, 2020 5:13PM
Mike McEachern
Like most musical genre, Jazz has evolved while retaining its appeal to those like me who remember Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and later, Ramsey Lewis and the pioneers of smooth jazz. The addition of Latin jazz, chill, and others have increased the overall jazz audience which may never be as large as the rock audience, but is far more loyal.
May 16, 2020 2:45PM
Alma Julieta Juarez
All of them GREAT MUSICIANS ! Louis Armstrong one of the best!
May 16, 2020 9:04AM
Love Count Basie's big band. Wes Montgomery's guitar. Vocals by Al Jarreau. Trumpet of Miles. Piano of Bill Evans and the arrangements of Gil Evans. Too many great artists to name them all. For me, if it's not jazz, then I want to listen to Classical. It's been a big part of me.
May 15, 2020 10:19PM
Darlene Davidson
Louis Armstrong is my favourite.
May 15, 2020 10:09PM
Amar Dhillon
Wow! Totally love jazz.
May 15, 2020 9:52PM
Joy Holbrook
I adore the swing era and the artists from that time. My late mother played the piano in a dance band during the war years, so I grew up with this music. I still have all her original sheet music.
May 15, 2020 5:39PM
Ian Atkinson
I prefer modern jazz, the vibraphone being my favourite, synths being the next.
May 15, 2020 5:35PM

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