Syncopated and harmonically complex form of music originating from America during the early 20th century.
Styles include Be-Bop, Swing, Dixieland, Fusion, Free jazz etc.
One of the precursors to Funk, others include Blues and Soul . Funk of course gave way to more contempary forms of music like rap and techno.
Jazz is characterised by improvisation where musicians express themselves through their instruments.
Man, check out this Jazz. It kicks arse.
You should hear Miles Davis. He sure can play Jazz.
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