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

-- Gerry Mulligan (American Musician)

I think I was supposed to play jazz.

-- Herbie Hancock (American Musician)

The lion's share of what I hear right now are people who, intentional or accidental, have avoided all jazz prior to 1960. And all the musicians who were successful in the '60s spent their entire lives, prior to 1960, listening to all the musicians these people avoid.

-- Branford Marsalis (American Musician)

One of the things I like about jazz, kid, is I don't know what's going to happen next. Do you?

-- Bix Beiderbecke (American Musician)

I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz.

-- Sonny Rollins (American Musician)

When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find.

-- Norman Granz (American Musician)

Most of what I listen to now is mainstream jazz from 1935 right up to and including early bebop and cool jazz.

-- Dave Van Ronk (American Musician)

So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.

-- Miroslav Vitous (Czechoslovakian Musician)

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that's when cuisine is truly exciting.

-- Charlie Trotter (American Celebrity)

He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.

-- Benny Green (British Musician)

Jazz is rhythm and meaning.

-- Henri Matisse (French Artist)

I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it.

-- Keith Emerson (British Musician)

I always hated jazz guitar. I loved jazz saxophone but I hated jazz guitar. If I would buy an organ trio record I would make sure I'd buy one that did not have a guitar player on it. The sound was awful!

-- Tom Verlaine ( Musician)

Coltrane was moving out of jazz into something else. And certainly Miles Davis was doing the same thing.

-- Jan Garbarek (Norwegian Musician)

Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz, and then classical.

-- Jim Coleman (American Actor)

I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.

-- Dave Van Ronk (American Musician)

Jazz is a very accurate, curiously accurate accompaniment to 20th century America.

-- Ken Burns (American Director)

Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple.

-- Keith Jarrett (American Composer)

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)

In a way, the history of jazz's development is a small mirror of classical music's development through the centuries. Now jazz is a living form of original music, while classical music has gotten to the end of its cycle in terms of exploring its form.

-- Mike Figgis (English Director)

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm.

-- Jelly Roll Morton (American Musician)

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

-- Glenn Miller (American Musician)

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

-- George Gershwin (American Composer)

Well I went to New Orleans to cover the jazz festival for Trio, it's this new arts channel, it's really great.

-- Amy Sedaris (American Actress)

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)

My brother had a big band in high school; after that we continued to play together, eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers, that recorded for Riverside Records.

-- Chuck Mangione (American Musician)

There's a certain phraseology involved in jazz, and I've moved away from that.

-- Jan Garbarek (Norwegian Musician)

My music is jazz.

-- Yusef Lateef (American Musician)

I don't know who's 18 years old today that, 20 years hence, is going to be a jazz fan.

-- Norman Granz (American Musician)

I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play. Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat, and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you, so I do that too. So my snare tilts away from me.

-- Travis Barker (American Musician)

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

-- Lou Reed (American Musician)

Everybody in all countries tries to play jazz.

-- Thelonious Monk (American Musician)

And I used to listen to a lot of jazz.

-- Debra Wilson (American Comedian)

The month of September is Women in Jazz, so I'm doing jazz there in September. I'm in for the duration.

-- Rita Coolidge (American Musician)

I've always wanted to record a jazz record. I did one in the '70s with Barbara Carroll. It's been a journey.

-- Rita Coolidge (American Musician)


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