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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
http://pbskids.org/chuck/index.html#/jazz
http://pbskids.org/chuck/video_jazz.html
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/time/
www.smithsonianjazz.org

What is Jazz?
http://www.smithsonianjazz.org

Jazz Curricula
http://academy.jazz.org/jfyp/jfyp-curriculum/
http://academy.jazz.org/media-library/

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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