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  • n  empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    don't give me any of that jazz
  • n  a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
  • n  a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
  • v  play something in the style of jazz
  • v  have sexual intercourse with

  • 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.
  • For the jitterbug, jazz is an orgy of epileptic exhibitionism.
  • There came a time ten years ago when Mary Lou Williams decided that jazz was the devil's own music.
News & Articles

  • Jazz Jamboree
    Jazz Jamboree
    June 13, 2013 - Pasadena Weekly
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Arizona Daily Star
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Kansas City Star

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in New York Post
    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."
  • Herbie Hancock in CNN
    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...
  • Gail Sheehy in The Daily News of Newburyport
    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.

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