jazz jazz  /ˈdʒæz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
  2. (n) a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
  3. (n) a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
  4. (v) play something in the style of jazz
  5. (v) have sexual intercourse with

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A New York City ferryboat became a Mississippi stern-wheeler for a day tootling its way up the Hudson River to the infectious quicksteps of three Dixieland jazz bands.
  2. For the jitterbug, jazz is an orgy of epileptic exhibitionism.
  3. There came a time ten years ago when Mary Lou Williams decided that jazz was the devil's own music.

News

  1. Jazz Jamboree

    Jazz Jamboree
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Pasadena Weekly

  2. Jazz singer Bourne tunes into rhythms of the night

    When local jazz stalwart Joe Bourne steps out on stage, he starts with a plan that's always open to adjustment depending on the rhythms of the night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Star

  3. Jazz in the Woods: Still playing with power

    This weekend’s Jazz in the Woods is a huge jazz party for charity, billed as “Kansas City’s largest free music festival.” And the free two-day festival’s Friday headliner, Greg Adams, is responsible for some of the most festive and funky sounds in American music.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

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Quotes

  1. And French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday said, "One of the bright lights of jazz has gone out. He was a regular on the French stage . . . It is a great loss for us."
    on Dec 25, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: New York Post

  2. "Oscar Peterson redefined swing for modern jazz pianists for the latter half of the 20th century up until today," Hancock, 67, wrote in an e-mail. "I consider him the major influence that formed my roots in jazz piano playing. He mastered the...
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Herbie Hancock Source: CNN

  3. About a year later, Felker withdrew his own feeding tube, and "it enabled us to go out and have a wonderful evening at a jazz club two nights before he died" in July 2008, Sheehy said.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Gail Sheehy Source: The Daily News of Newburyport

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