I-Jazz iyinhlobo yomculo eyayivela emiphakathini yase-Afrika yaseMelika yaseNew Orleans, e-United States, ngasekupheleni kwekhulu le-19th nakwekuqala kwekhulu le-20th, futhi yaqala kusukela ezimpandeni ku-blues ne-ragtime. I-Jazz ibonakala abaningi ngokuthi "umculo we-American classical". Kusukela e-1920s Jazz Age, i-jazz iye yaziwa njengendlela enkulu yokukhuluma komculo. Kwavela ngokohlobo lwezindlela zomculo ezizimele nezendabuko ezizimele, zonke ezixhunyaniswe nezibopho ezivamile zomzali waseMelika-American naseYurophu naseMelika ngenhloso yokusebenza. I-Jazz ibonakala ngokuguqa kanye namanothi aluhlaza okwesibhakabhaka, izingcingo zezingcingo nezempendulo, ama-polyrhythms kanye ne-improvisation. I-Jazz isuselwe emazweni aseNtshonalanga Afrika amasiko nemisindo yomculo, nasezintweni zomculo zase-Afrika-Amamerica kuhlanganise ne-blues kanye ne-ragtime, kanye nomculo we-European band band. Izazi ezizungezile emhlabeni ziye zathokozisa i-jazz ngokuthi "enye yezobuciko zobuciko baseMelika".

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