While few individuals understand the true sources of Jazz as a music form, fewer people still understand the origins of jazz as a style of dance. Sebagaimana musik telah menyebar ke seluruh penjuru dunia, demikian juga dengan musik jazz. In fact during the Prohibition that was rampant in the 1920’s jazz started to become a form of protest really because the lyrics of the music became very decadent and free.
A music that grew at a place where the subjugated class-blacks-had little opportunity to compete with the self-supposed superiors-whites-who could have set obstacles for the Jazz music to start its drive to nadir before making any rise. Brazilian jazz such as bossa nova is derived from samba , with influences from jazz and other 20th-century classical and popular music styles.
Known for his crossover jazz or even smooth jazz, his music spawned many jazz standards, and he is still to this day known as a great musician who has influenced players around the globe. During the funerals the people were consoled by these jazz singers who used to play funeral songs that soothed the family and friends of the dead person.
But now, when the issues of racial discrimination is slowly starting to wane, anyone can say that jazz music, which is being played not only by black people but also by white, is here to stay. Similarly, I would not call the Original Dixieland Jass Band’s barn animal and slide-whistle gimmicks jazz.
Her feverish growls and impassioned delivery informed nearly all African American music. This is not necessarily because it originated there, but because its musicians have added a distinct flavor to jazz music. In spite of the wide dissemination and geographic distribution of these diverse musical traditions, New Orleans was where a distinctive, coherent jazz style evolved.