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Jazz on Screen


Jazz on Screen

Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer A tribute to jazz diva Anita O’Day, completed just weeks before her death in November 2006. Source: IMDb […]

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Jazz Documentaries


Jazz Documentaries

Jazz Legends in Their Own Words  A journey into the BBC archives unearthing glorious performances and candid interviews from the golden age of jazz. Featuring some of the […]

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Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords


Jazz Theory – Jazz Chords

Jazz Chords For this section, a prior knowledge of intervals and chord triads is necessary. In jazz styles, it is rare to see a chord that is […]

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Jazz Theory – Syncopation


Jazz Theory – Syncopation

Syncopation Despite the freedom and improvised nature of jazz music, there are several common elements that help to define something as being jazz. One of the […]

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Jazz Theory – Improvisation


Jazz Theory – Improvisation

Improvisation Jazz improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating fresh melodies over the continuously repeating cycle of chord changes of a tune. The improviser may depend […]

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Jazz Theory – The Structure of Jazz


Jazz Theory – The Structure of Jazz

The Structure of Jazz Much of what happens in jazz is strongly influenced by the rather rigid structure of the genre. But, far from being an […]

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Jazz Poetry – ‘Woman, I got the Blues’ by Yusef Komunyakaa


Jazz Poetry – ‘Woman, I got the Blues’ by Yusef Komunyakaa

Woman, I Got the Blues I’m sporting a floppy existential sky-blue hat when we meet in the Museum of Modern Art. Later, we hold each other […]

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Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazz Fantasia’ by Carl Sandburg


Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazz Fantasia’ by Carl Sandburg

Jazz Fantasia Drum on your drums, batter on your banjoes, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen. Sling your knuckles on […]

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Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazzonia’ by Langston Hughes


Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazzonia’ by Langston Hughes

Jazzonia Oh, silver tree! Oh, shining rivers of the soul! In a Harlem cabaret Six long-headed jazzers play. A dancing girl whose eyes are bold Lifts […]

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Jazz Poetry


Jazz Poetry

Jazz poetry is a literary genre defined as poetry necessarily informed by jazz music—that is, poetry in which the poet responds to and writes about jazz. […]

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