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WHAT IS JAZZ? >music genre that originated in the African-American communities.

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  1. Jazz
  2. Music genre
  3. Description
  4. Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music. 




The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and educate by celebrating the timeless standards of pop, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood, otherwise known as the Great American Songbook.

Founded in 2007 by five-time Grammy® Award nominee Michael Feinstein, the Foundation advances this rich legacy by curating physical artifacts of its creators, performers and publishers in the Songbook Library & Archives; operating a multimedia exhibit gallery; overseeing the Songbook Hall of Fame; offering programs for the public and research opportunities for scholars and artists; and providing educational opportunities for student musicians, including the annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive. The Foundation is a Cultural Affiliate of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum.


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