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The word ‘jazz’ began as a West Coast slang term of uncertain derivation and it was first used to refer to music in Chicago in about 1915. Jazz actually began at the turn of the 20th century in African-American communities in southern US, and borrowed heavily from African and European music traditions and it is one of the first truly indigenous music to develop in the states.

From the beginning, jazz was inherently dance music, performed by swinging big bands. Soon, the dance elements faded into the background and free improvisation became the key element of the music. As the genre evolved, the music split into a number of different styles, from the speedy, hard-hitting rhythms of be-bop and the laid-back, mellow harmonies of cool jazz to the jittery, innovative and intuitive forms of free jazz and the melodic precision of soul jazz. What tied it all together was a foundation in the blues, a reliance on the group as a whole, cohesive unit and unpredictable improvisation. Throughout the years, and in all the different styles, those are the qualities that defined jazz.

It has since branched out and spawned a variety of subgenres, from the 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. Jazz artists, singers, and musicians who are considered to have pioneered and popularized the genre are Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, among many others.
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