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Outline of jazz

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Outline of jazz

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to jazz:

Jazz – musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States, mixing African and European music traditions.

What type of thing is jazz?

Jazz can be described as all of the following:

  • Music – art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; "art of the Muses").
    • Music genre – conventional category that identifies pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably.

Musical instruments typically associated with jazz

Jazz genres

Jazz fusion

Regional scenes

Local scenes

Jazz compositions

Jazz standards

Jazz discographies

History of jazz

Stylistic origins

Cultural origins

Mainstream popularity

  • 1920s–1960s, although popularity and development as a genre persists into the present.


Years in jazz

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