Jazz is a type of music that invites the musician to be directed by feelings as well as the sheet music.
Jazz was pieced together from other musical styles popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including ragtime, folk, African spirituals, Creole, gospel, blues and marching band. Jazz started in New Orleans and has been embraced by artists and audiences all over the world.
Jazz music typically has a strong brass section with saxophone, trumpet, cornet, trombone and tuba, and also can include bass, guitar, clarinet, drums, flute, piano and vocal arrangements.
Bruce Boyd Raeburn, curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University in New Orleans, says …