stylistic origins: Blues, Folk, March, Ragtime
cultural origins: Early 1910s, New Orleans
sub-genres: 65
artists listed: 9,555
albums: 63,727
tracks: 879,139
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stylistic origins: Blues, Folk, March, Ragtime
cultural origins: Early 1910s, New Orleans

Jazz is an American musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. The style's West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythm, syncopation, and the swung note.

From its early development until present, jazz has also incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music. The word “jazz” began as a West Coast slang term of uncertain derivation and was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915.

Jazz has, from its early 20th century inception, spawned a variety of subgenres, from New Orleans Dixieland dating from the early 1910s, big band-style swing from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s, a variety of Latin jazz fusions such as Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, jazz-rock fusion from the 1970s and late 1980s developments such as acid jazz, which blended jazz influences into funk and hip-hop.

This description is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses materials from the Wikipedia article "Jazz".

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