Definitions for: Jazz


[n] a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands
[n] a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
[n] empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"
[v] have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic); "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
[v] play something in the style of jazz



Synonyms: bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, idle words, know, lie with, love, make love, make out, nothingness, screw, sleep with, wind

See Also: ballroom music, bebop, boogie, boogie-woogie, bop, cool jazz, copulate, couple, dance music, danceroom music, fornicate, have, hot jazz, jive, mate, modern jazz, neo jazz, new jazz, pair, play, popular music, popular music genre, scat, scat singing, spiel, swing, swing music, take, talk, talking, trad

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Famous Quotes Containing Jazz:


It's sort of what jazz would be if it stopped being snobby and what rock would be if it stopped being stupid.

-- Andy Partridge ( Musician)

We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.

-- David Amram (American Composer)

In 1994, I started touring again and I recorded two albums for Chesky Jazz.

-- Chuck Mangione (American Musician)

Sometimes you need to stand with your nose to the window and have a good look at jazz. And I've done that on many occasions.

-- J. J. Johnson (American Musician)

I am not a jazz singer. I wouldn't place myself on that footing. I wouldn't even enter that arena.

-- Boz Scaggs (American Musician)

Many jazz artists go to L.A. seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.

-- Sonny Rollins (American Musician)

Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style. Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation.

-- Doc Severinsen (American Musician)

My first guitar, a Fender Jazz Master, I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe.

-- Lenny Kravitz (American Musician)

Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise.

-- George Gershwin (American Composer)

My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period.

-- Tony Iommi (English Musician)

I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop.

-- Anita Diament ( -)

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz.

-- Alexis Korner (English Musician)

I was exposed to jazz early on.

-- Mark White ( Musician)

As a matter of fact, we put it down because we wanted to be jazz pickers.

-- Charlie Rich (American Musician)

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.

-- Mose Allison (American Musician)

If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it's a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music.

-- Lee Ritenour (American Musician)

Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.

-- Francoise Sagan (French Playwright)

Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.

-- Suzi Quatro (American Musician)

So our ears got used to listening to jazz in the place that it was that the bass player could not play. No one really realized it and really addressed it until the bass players who could play their instrument came along and started doing something with it.

-- Miroslav Vitous (Czechoslovakian Musician)

I think you have to have a jazz pedigree to be on jazz radio.

-- Rita Coolidge (American Musician)

And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.

-- Travis Barker (American Musician)

Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music.

-- Nina Simone (American Musician)

Mars is really different, into art. Lydia Lunch is more energy. James Chance is more commercial in a different way, in funk and jazz. They were all doing original things, trying to create their own sound and music. I think they're all great.

-- Ikue Mori (Japanese Musician)

I continued studying by myself in the field of jazz with my own technique of improvisation, walking bass lines, rhythms, all kinds of stuff, which I created for myself.

-- Miroslav Vitous (Czechoslovakian Musician)

Well, jazz is to me, a complete lifestyle. It's bigger than a word. It's a much bigger force than just something that you can say. It's something that you have to feel. It's something that you have to live.

-- Ray Brown (American Musician)

I was blessed to work with The Jazz Messengers when the two piano players were Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.

-- Chuck Mangione (American Musician)

I think I was supposed to play jazz.

-- Herbie Hancock (American Musician)

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands.

-- George Santayana (American Philosopher)

Jazz is not the format where I want to stay, but it really is a starting point for me.

-- Justin Guarini (American Musician)

Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty.

-- Max Roach (American Musician)

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.

-- F. Scott Fitzgerald (American Author)

I was a beginner again. I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke.

-- Jamie Muir ( -)

Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains.

-- Paul Whiteman (American Celebrity)

The French - they like jazz, they've been on jazz a long time.

-- Billy Higgins (American Musician)

That's kind of like how jazz is sometimes. You're out there predicting the future, and no one believes you.

-- Branford Marsalis (American Musician)


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