If you gotta ask, you'll never know.
-Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter.
by lalala931243732 November 14, 2004
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the coolest, freest, and yet deepest music humans have ever made
Listen to those crazy cats wailing out that sexy jazz.
by David Le Ber September 4, 2003
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A form of western music involving the fusion of traditional european and african (rhythmic) styles. Jazz is quite syncopated and fairly easily improvisable. Jazz could be considered a descendant of Ragtime, and a predecesor of Swing, Funk, and even Rock. Jazz originated from New Orleans as early as 1895, and remains one of the most popular forms of music today.
Listen to those crazzy cats wailing out that sexy jazz.
by Tal0n December 7, 2003
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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
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The greatest, and yet least appreciated genre of music today among the general public.
The original spelling of the word was "jass."
by MusicMonk414 March 11, 2004
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A synonym for "good" or "awesome."
"Dude, that party last night was totally jazz!"

"The coffee I had this morning tasted pretty darn jazz."
by shadowgeist October 29, 2009
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The most soulful and meaningful music known to man. Fills peoples hearts with joy. Jazz is a very touching and soulful type of music. You can listen to it anytime of day. It normally fetures improv on trumpet, saxaphone, trombone, flute, ect. Jazz is the best music to relate to wether you want to getup and dance or cry. You can always rely on jazz to brighten your day.
The jazzers and Allen Vizzutti played a jazz chart.
by the jazz flute March 4, 2014
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