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"Through improvisation, jazz teaches you about yourself. And through swing, it teaches you that other people are individuals too. It teaches you how to coordinate with them." - Wynton Marsalis

A form of popular music known for its improvisation and roots in early 20th century African American culture, jazz is wholly American. Marked by virtuosic solos, complex styles, and propulsive rhythms, jazz began with bombastic “Big Bands” in the 1920s. Since then, jazz has become recognizable for its concert ensembles, charismatic solo artists, and starring role in recent award-winning films like La La Land and Soul. Famous jazz musicians and band leaders include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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