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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Toni Morrison's sixth novel, Jazz (1992) takes place in 1926, when the Harlem Renaissance was at its peak, a special time of success and attention for African American artists in all...

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Jazz

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Toni Morrison's sixth novel, Jazz (1992) takes place in 1926, when the Harlem Renaissance was at its peak, a special time of success and attention for African American artists in all...

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Jazzing

Thomas H. Greenland.

March 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: American Music. 288 pages.

How do we speak about jazz? This book turns from the usual emphasis on artists and their music to focus on non-performing participants, describing them as active performers in their own...

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jazz

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. Brass and...

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Jazz

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 85 words.

Mostly a nickname for the bearer of any given name beginning with J-, especially James (in this case arising

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Jazz

James Sellman.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6913 words.

Jazz is one of the crowning achievements of African American culture. It is a profoundly integrative genre, both musically and

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Jazz

James Sellman.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6913 words.

Jazz is one of the crowning achievements of African American culture. It is a profoundly integrative genre, both musically and socially. Drawing on earlier traditions of New Orleans...

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Jazz

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Betty Carter's 1958 tune proclaims, “Jazz ain't nothing but soul.” Jazz, America's art music, was born in the late nineteenth

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Jazz

Regina Harris Baiocchi.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 11076 words.

Betty Carter's 1958 tune proclaims, “Jazz ain't nothing but soul.” Jazz, America's art music, was born in the late nineteenth

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Jazz

Regina Harris Baiocchi.

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 11076 words.

Betty Carter's 1958 tune proclaims, “Jazz ain't nothing but soul.” Jazz, America's art music, was born in the late nineteenth century simultaneously in New Orleans, Atlanta, Biloxi,...

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Jazz

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 174 words.

A type of dance music originating in the folk music of the African Americans of the cotton fields. It first

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