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Jazz History and Education


Learn about the basics of jazz as well as its history.
  1. Introduction to Jazz
  2. Jazz History by Decade
  3. Important Jazz Musicians
  4. Jazz Instruments

Introduction to Jazz

Born in America, jazz can be seen as a reflection of the cultural diversity and individualism of this country. At its core are openness to all influences, and personal expression through improvisation

Jazz History by Decade

Since the turn of the 20th century, jazz has been advancing at a furious speed. Read descriptions of jazz in each decade since 1900.

Important Jazz Musicians

Photo of Jazz Saxophonist Sonny Rollins

Lists of jazz musicians categorized according to style.

Jazz Instruments

Trumpet Jazz Instrument

An introduction to the instruments most commonly used in jazz.

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