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Jazz Music

Jazz is a uniquely American form of music. The links below take you to various websites that offer kid-friendly information about the history of jazz, famous jazz musicians and, of course, the music itself. Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong – these are just three of the great jazz musicians you'll explore at these exciting jazz websites. Plus, Classics for Kids® has programs that will help you learn about composers who wrote both jazz and classical music.

What is Jazz?
Jazz is defined as a style of music, native to America, characterized by a strong but flexible rhythmic understructure with solo and ensemble improvisations on basic tunes and chord patterns and, more recently, a highly sophisticated harmonic idiom. The Free Dictionary

Jazz Links

Jazz Websites for Kids

Jazz Dictionary

List of Books about Jazz for Kids

Jazz Curricula

Classics for Kids Jazz Programs
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony

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