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:


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

-- Chuck Mangione (American Musician)

And I used to listen to a lot of jazz.

-- Debra Wilson (American Comedian)

Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and chops serve a different function in jazz.

-- Marc Ribot (American Musician)

I've been informed by both sides, jazz, western music, Asian music, African music, all sides, because I've been interested in the sound of the universe, and that sound is without limit.

-- Joseph Jarman (American Musician)

Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.

-- Ralph Bakshi (American Director)

One of the things that's clear to me from interviews that I've read is that the more popular successful jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community.

-- Branford Marsalis (American Musician)

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

-- Karen Black (American Actress)

After I exhausted the blues thing, I got into jazz.

-- Robert Quine (American 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)

In a jazz atmosphere, the audience members were so quiet and respectful of the musicians that you felt you were almost part of a meeting at a church or a temple, where everyone was completely in tune with the sermon and what the whole event was about.

-- David Amram (American Composer)

I also like Western classical music and jazz.

-- Nusrat F. A. Khan ( -)

I'm concerned with trend. I don't know where jazz fans will come from 20 years from now.

-- Norman Granz (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)

Jazz is letting everybody do his or her thing with the music.

-- Percy Heath (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)

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.

-- Walter Becker (American Musician)

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

-- Keith Jarrett (American Composer)

I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with.

-- Roy Ayers (English Musician)

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

-- Anita Diament ( -)

You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists!

-- Joseph Jarman (American Musician)

The way that we imitate each others' riffs is something that other bands don't do as much. If we're jamming with a jazz band, or I am jamming with a jazz band, I have to catch myself, the tendency is always to do that.

-- Mike Gordon (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 still love the whole history of jazz. The old things sound better than ever.

-- Steve Lacy (American Musician)

Jazz is not something that can be defined through blunt instruments. It is much more poetic than that.

-- Pat Metheny (American Musician)

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

-- Norman Granz (American Musician)

My brother Leon started it all. He played the piano. In school they made me leader of the orchestra because I played the violin, but I followed Leon and the boys in his jazz band around.

-- Louis Prima (American Entertainer)

I understood jazz, I understood how it worked. That's what I apply to everything.

-- Van Morrison (British Musician)

Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan.

-- Brian McKnight (American Musician)

I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.

-- David Amram (American Composer)

So I went into jazz and performed in jazz clubs all over the country.

-- Cy Coleman (American Composer)

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

-- Melvin Maddocks ( -)

I listen to jazz about three hours a day. I love Louis Armstrong.

-- Philip Levine (American Poet)

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.

-- Ben Harper (American Musician)

This music that was supposed to only come from tapes like in any restaurant. Something would happened. One bird will start to do a little jazz thing, and another bird will start to answer.

-- John Hench (American Artist)


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