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 something that jazz has gotten away from, and it's unfortunate. Players aren't physical anymore.

-- Branford Marsalis (American Musician)

My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz.

-- Dan Hicks ( Musician)

Well, I had started a program which is even longer running than this one in 1967 which was a jazz program called The Best of Jazz and that still goes out on Monday nights. That's been going for 33 years or something.

-- Humphrey Lyttelton (British Musician)

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 think jazz is a wonderful learning tool.

-- John Otto (American Musician)

Jazz fans love Miles and I love him for a myriad of reasons, but the overviews are always too simplistic.

-- Branford Marsalis (American Musician)

When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else.

-- Rita Coolidge (American Musician)

There are editing procedures for talks just as there are editing procedures in jazz improvisation.

-- David Antin (American Poet)

I love music, I love all kinds of music, particularly jazz. Jazz is an extension of America. There's no other country in the world that could have produced jazz.

-- Jon Huntsman, Jr. (American Politician)

And I used to listen to a lot of jazz.

-- Debra Wilson (American Comedian)

One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.

-- Herbie Hancock (American Musician)

You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles.

-- Stan Getz (American Musician)

I have always been a person who is concerned with the dignity of jazz music and the way jazz musicians have been treated and are treated, and the fact that the music has not been given the kind of due that it deserves.

-- Sonny Rollins (American Musician)

At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun.

-- Rene Auberjonois (American Actor)

Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling... It's the attitude that's in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.

-- August Wilson (American Playwright)

Bill Evans is a real serious jazz pianist who, in my book, crossed over boundaries in terms of color. He used the piano as his canvas.

-- Roberta Flack (American Musician)

You had many jazz musicians who lived in the United States, who had a hard time being accepted over here and had to play in sort of these inferior type dives.

-- Sonny Rollins (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)

I was totally into jazz in my teens.

-- Andy Summers (English Musician)

Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue.

-- Mark White ( Musician)

New York is the dream world, the center of jazz and rock.

-- Gyorgy Ligeti (Hungarian Composer)

I don't know if I have enough guts to do a whole standard jazz record.

-- Gary Cherone (American Musician)

I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to.

-- Ritchie Blackmore (English Musician)

I'm saddened to see that everyone's pitched out the baby with the bath, in that we say that it can't be one or the other, it could be both. I mean, just because we listen to classical music doesn't mean that we can't listen to jazz.

-- Don Bluth (American Artist)

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)

If it has more than three chords, it's jazz.

-- Lou Reed (American Musician)

Jazz is rhythm and meaning.

-- Henri Matisse (French Artist)

I didn't plan on rock-n-roll. I wanted to learn jazz; I got to know some people doing rock-n-roll with jazz, and I thought I could make some money playing music.

-- Robby Krieger (American Musician)

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.

-- Melvin Maddocks ( -)

My mother is a singer, still performs today; she's a jazz singer.

-- Jan Hammer ( Musician)

I think that people should learn about that. In most music, there's one way that you do something, and that's the only way. In jazz, it's a lot different.

-- Billy Higgins (American Musician)

That's the thing about jazz: it's free flowing, it comes from your soul.

-- Billy Crystal (American Comedian)

I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist, especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice.

-- Cassandra Wilson (American Musician)

I don't want to sound as if I'm doing something tremendously special. But I am a jazz fan.

-- Norman Granz (American Musician)

The jazz chord substitutions in a country song... that was another thing that bent people's ears. I guess that my favorites are the unique ones. It's not how fast you play. It's that unique blending of different stuff I'm most proud of.

-- Brian Setzer (American Musician)


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