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A style of music originating in the 20th century in New Orleans which combined elements of European-American and African music. This style of music was developed largely in urban areas, starting in New Orleans, then moving to Chicago, then to New York. It is an improvisational, expressive style of music, characterized by syncopated rhythms, ‘blue notes’ and the use of seventh and ninth chords.

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Definition of "Jazz" by Chat GPT: Jazz is a genre of music that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is characterized by improvisation, syncopated rhythms, and a wide variety of musical techniques and styles. Jazz incorporates elements of African, European, and American musical traditions, and has influenced many other genres of music.
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