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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 its improvisational style, syncopated rhythms, and use of blue notes. Jazz encompasses a wide range of styles and influences, including swing, bebop, fusion, and free jazz. It is often performed by ensembles of musicians playing a variety of instruments such as trumpets, saxophones, pianos, and drums. Jazz is known for its expressive and dynamic qualities, making it a popular and influential genre of music worldwide.
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