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:


You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church.

-- Art Blakey (American Musician)

Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family.

-- Alexis Korner (English Musician)

You need better technique than I have to play jazz, but what you have to do is the same thing, isn't it?

-- Charlie Watts (British Musician)

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

-- Jan Hammer ( Musician)

I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player.

-- Karen Black (American Actress)

I started in New Orleans music and played all through the history of jazz.

-- Steve Lacy (American 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)

The way that I got involved with microtonal music was, frankly, through jazz.

-- John Eaton (American Politician)

It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice.

-- David Baker (American Composer)

I'd rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll.

-- Ginger Baker (British Musician)

Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.

-- Gary Burton (American Musician)

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

-- Chuck Mangione (American Musician)

Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record.

-- Rita Coolidge (American Musician)

I like a lot of electronica. I like older jazz rather than newer.

-- Greg Ginn ( Musician)

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

-- Melvin Maddocks ( -)

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

-- Travis Barker (American Musician)

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.

-- Gerry Mulligan (American Musician)

I was totally into jazz in my teens.

-- Andy Summers (English Musician)

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz. You teach the young ones. So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable, they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.

-- Dave Van Ronk (American Musician)

If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music.

-- Ginger Baker (British Musician)

Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning.

-- Rita Coolidge (American Musician)

I also like Western classical music and jazz.

-- Nusrat F. A. Khan ( -)

Jazz is people's music, a collectivity.

-- Steve Lacy (American Musician)

I like to listen to classical music... I like mainline jazz.

-- Herb Alpert (American Musician)

Jazz is known all over the world as an American musical art form and that's it. No America, no jazz. I've seen people try to connect it to other countries, for instance to Africa, but it doesn't have a damn thing to do with Africa.

-- Art Blakey (American Musician)

Orchestras are not used to playing the kind of stuff jazz musicians like to play. It requires a lot of rehearsal and recording time, so it's much easier to do on a synth or sampler. So, we came up with that idea.

-- Eberhard Weber (German Musician)

I haven't a great jazz band, and I don't want one.

-- Glenn Miller (American Musician)

Miles Davis was doing something inherently African, something that has to do with all forms of American music, not just jazz.

-- Cassandra Wilson (American Musician)

The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.

-- Billy Higgins (American Musician)

It's not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.

-- Herbie Hancock (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)

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

-- Gyorgy Ligeti (Hungarian Composer)

I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing Jazz whether I like it or not.

-- Lester Bangs (American Critic)

Tone on jazz guitars is a real tough issue.

-- Mark White ( Musician)

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

-- David Antin (American Poet)


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