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 like jazz, but I could never play it. You just sit there with a guitar the size of a Chevy on your chest, wearing a stupid hat, playing the same solo for an hour.

-- Dave Mustaine (American Musician)

You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That's jazz.

-- Oscar Peterson (Canadian Musician)

What I see for the band by the end of this year is the Complex live at the Montreux Jazz Festival. I want my guys to be comfortable. I'm certainly not in this for the money, but I'd really like to see my guys make some money off of this stuff.

-- Jimmy Chamberlin (American Musician)

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)

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)

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'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)

When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz.

-- Joe Simon ( -)

I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.

-- Etta James (American 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)

I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.

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

-- Steve Lacy (American Musician)

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

-- Chuck Mangione (American Musician)

I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school.

-- Chad Smith (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Sonny Rollins (American Musician)

The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price.

-- Norman Granz (American Musician)

We didn't go for music that sounded like blues, or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones. We didn't want to be like any of the other bands.

-- Michael Giles (English 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)

Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.

-- Branford Marsalis (American Musician)

The thing to judge in any jazz artist is, does the man project and does he have ideas.

-- Miles Davis (American Musician)

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 ( -)

As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.

-- Stan Getz (American Musician)

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.

-- Nat King Cole (American Musician)

I'm not a big jazz fan.

-- Warren Zevon (American 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)

I listen to jazz and gospel... yeah that's basically what I listen to.

-- Anwar Robinson (American Musician)

Well, being a jazz musician is not a rose garden!

-- Toots Thielemans (Belgian 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)

I played saxophone, so I was into jazz. I learned from each audience and each teacher that I had. I can't really tell you any rules or anything, but the way I develop my beliefs is really just by personally learning from different situations.

-- Chad Hugo (American Musician)

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)

A jazz beat is a dynamic changing rhythm.

-- Ken Burns (American Director)

The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice.

-- Lucinda Williams (American Musician)

I was totally into jazz in my teens.

-- Andy Summers (English Musician)


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