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Jazz Music - A True American Art
Jazz – (musical genre or musical style)
Description: Jazz is a music style that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States. It originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". -Wikipedia
Cultural origins: Late 19th-century United States
Parent genres: Blues, Ragtime
Birthplace: The birthplace of jazz. How New Orleans became the breeding ground for a uniquely American art form. Jazz music influences many other musical styles as well.