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Encyclopedia > Calypso jazz

Calypso jazz is a style of music and improvisation that combines elements of calypso music with elements of traditional jazz. Improvisation is the act of making something up as it is performed. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in the British and French colonial islands of the Caribbean at about the start of the 20th century. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ...

Notable calypso jazz albums

Duke Ellington Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899–May 24, 1974), also known simply as Duke (see Jazz royalty), was an American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader. ...

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Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5519 words)
At the root of jazz is the blues, the folk music of former African slaves in the U.S. South and their descendants, heavily influenced by West African cultural and musical traditions that evolved as fl musicians migrated to the cities.
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression in the marching band and dance band music of the day, which was the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
Jazz is often difficult to define, but improvisation is unquestionably a key element of the form.
Music of Barbados - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1338 words)
Jazz is a genre of music from the United States which reached Barbados by the end of the 1920s.
In the early 1970s, jazz fan and critic Carl Moore launched a project to keep jazz alive on the island, while Zanda Alexander 's performance in Bridgetown in 1972 is said to be the first Caribbean jazz festival.
More jazz calypso fusion musicians appeared on the scene during this period, including Janice Robertson and her Trinidadian husband Raf.
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