Today is the day to celebrate it...
Today is International Jazz Day! When Louis Armstrong was asked
what the definition of jazz was, he famously replied "If you've got to
ask, you'll never know." Today is a worldwide day of celebration of jazz
and its unique history.
The official birthplace of jazz music is New Orleans, but Kansas City
and Chicago also have similar claims. Jazz fuses together African and
European musical traditions. Blue notes, syncopation, and swing notes
are all found in this style of music. There are many different
sub-genres of jazz including early ragtime, swing, and bepop.
Improvisation is also a large component of jazz; musicians often only
start a song with one key and time signature from the bandleader.
International Jazz Day was created in 1991 by musician D. Michael
Denny at which time a statement was recorded by the U.S. Congressional
Record to officially recognize this day. To enjoy International Jazz
Day, sit back, relax, and listen to your favorite jazz tunes!
How often do you listen to it?
Yes I do listen to it, but not real often.
Happy Jazz Day!!! I love to listen to some nice smooth jazz with saxophone or piano...love it!
I like it and listen to it once in a while.
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