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Jazz in America

offers lessons for teaching about jazz in American history or music class for Grades 5, 8, and 11. Learn about the evolution of jazz, different jazz styles, improvisation, basic musical elements, and how jazz influenced (and was influenced by) American culture. (Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Multiple Agencies)

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Interesting Fact:

What is "jazz"? It is a musical conversation: a partly planned, partly spontaneous musical dialogue among the musicians who are performing it.
Guitarist Wes Montgomery performing at the Jazz Gallery, New York City, December 18, 1960.

Wes Montgomery


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