- 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
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.