a modern (early 1900s) music style characterized by syncopation and dissonance.

contrary to popular belief, jazz is NOT playing any note with any chord. any note played with any chord can be explained. even if it is inexplicable, it just sounds good, which is what's really important.

the cool thing about jazz is that you learn all the rules and guidelines which apply to all the other genres...then you get to break them.
giant steps, though confusing and ultimately dissonant, is a jazz standard.
by unusu-al January 21, 2005
Another word for stuff
I'm finish with all of that jazz.
by ewonk September 09, 2003
The absolute BEST genre of music out there. It is unappreciated by idiots who think the only music worth listening to is rock and rap. It's also the best music to play if you're a musician, because playing music is the only activity that involves every part of your brain, and jazz does this to an extent. It's also really fun to play and listen to.
If you're not sure if you like jazz, go and pick up a Basie or Ellington album and you'll see what I mean.
by OopBopShBam February 28, 2007
One of the best forms of music. Many people famous for their jazz are Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, and Freddie Green. Very great genre of music.
Jazz is awesome. Except for Kenny G. That guy's music is trash.
by Lieutenant Tarpit July 22, 2004
It's amazing how people's opinion's vary

Jazz is an expression of thought and feeling. It can be slow and melancholy, or quick and light. It's simply what the musicians feel at the time. It's mainly instrumental, but sometimes there can be singing. I've read some of the definitions, apparently some dislike the lack of word. Well some things can't be expressed in words.
Many kinds of music came from jazz.
by Blue Ruse August 07, 2006
The only 'black' Transformer, turned into a car fit for pimpin'.
Jazz was the second coolest Transformer, second only to Optimus Prime
by Kelso June 29, 2004
The true musicians music. The best music there is and ever will be. Truly creative.
Too many fools are discrediting jazz, and half of them are probably illiterate, materialistic, lost, confused, severly depressed people. The other half are just plain idiots. People who do not see the beauty in jazz are uncivilized. Apparently many people think that there is no lyrical content which proves that their remarks are ignorant, and their pathetic attempt to disrespect a true art form has failed.
by Nemirni Nasty August 12, 2006

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