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modern jazz

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(Jazz) any of the styles of jazz that evolved between the early 1940s and the later emergence of avant-garde jazz, characterized by a greater harmonic and rhythmic complexity than hitherto
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Noun1.modern jazz - any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940modern jazz - any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
jazz - a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles
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Enjoy a programme that combines elements of traditional and modern jazz with funk and Latin influences.
Born in Manchester, educated at Cambridge and a recently retired orthopaedic surgeon, Art Themen has been a leading performer on the British modern jazz scene for over 40 years.
The concert program featured Azerbaijani folk compositions in jazz processing, modern jazz pieces and improvisations, which were met with applause from the audience.
Guitarist John Wheatcroft seamlessly integrates the sound and approach of modern jazz with the timeless Franco-American swing of the legendary Django Reinhardt, producing a sound that is both rooted in the traditions of the genre and vital, forward thinking.
All Star Subic, a world-class performing arts group based at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, started holding its year summer workshops on musical theater and modern jazz dance on Monday, April 23, at the Ayala Harbor Point Mall in SBMA.
Tolbooth jazz night Musical quartet Square One will be joined by top saxophonist Andy Middleton for an evening of modern jazz at theTolbooth on March 11.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 23 August 2017: Modern jazz band, Eclectic Quartet, will perform at culture venue 3elbet Alwan on Wednesday.
He details how Lewis' music was seen as different based on perceptions about what jazz should sound like and what jazz musicians should look like, in addition to explaining the cultural world of middle and upper-class African Americans in the 1950s and the role of Western art music in class boundaries and the African American community; Lewis' musical output between 1952 and 1962 in terms of the Black Arts movement and Black Nationalism; the compositional elements of works he wrote with the Modern Jazz Quartet and others and how they engaged various audiences; his manipulation of genre boundaries in the film scores for Sait-on jamais, and Odds against Tomorrow; and the implications of understanding Lewis' work through this lens.
IN a celebration of the music of the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet, vibraphonist Nat Steele will appear at Mold's Theatr Clwyd on Tuesday 27 September, along with three of the country's finest jazz musicians, Described by the renowned Clark Tracey as "one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced", Nat Steele has emerged as a phenomenal young player noted for his melodic sense and hardswinging two-mallet approach reminiscent of the MJQ's great Milt Jackson.
Then on Sunday, July 17, there will be Jazz at the Museum, with Colne Valley Big Band performing classics and modern jazz. Performances start at 2pm.
Kelley, Robin D.G.: Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times.