A History of Jazz



All That Jazz

What is Jazz?

Jazz History

Jazz Styles

Jazz Posters Gallery

Jazz Styles

Bebop Jazz

Big Band Jazz

Folk Jazz

Gospel Jazz

Ragtime Jazz

Swing Jazz

Jass Musicians

Louis Armstrong

Miles Davis

Billie Holiday

Ken Burns

Modern Jass Singers

Diana Krall

Norah Jones

Harry Connick Jr.

Jazz Clubs


Kansas City

New Orleans

New York

St. Louis

Jazz Festivals





New Orleans



San Jose


Old Goodies of Jazz: Top Jazz Songs - Jazz has been an influence on the music industry since the 1800’s, giving rise to many different genres of music. In 1880 Ragtime filled the air and persisted for twenty years - still popular today with many jazz enthusiasts. Dixieland came next, around 1900. It was a great sound, the combination of many diverse instruments playing in perfect harmony yet, each emanating a contrasting melody.

Surprise Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding - When Esperanza Spalding graced the stage to receive her surprise trophy for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammy awards, she was not the only one with her mouth agape. With shocked but gracious humility, she managed a “Thank you to the Academy for even nominating me,” as the crowd’s response was a hushed whisper “Who is Esperanza Spalding?”