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Her politically charged musings are set to a sultry jazz instrumental. The Sun (2016)Both were into jazz music, dancing and international politics. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also came to see her perform at a jazz club in Chelsea. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was me who looked away and walked out into the cool night air towards the lively noise of chatter and a jazz band. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a pretty collection of jazz and blues covers set to a simple guitar and upright bass setting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A jazz musician might, typically, improvise over a background riff played by other members of the band. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He shows her the stool as if it is a precious museum relic, explaining how one day he'd like to open his own jazz club. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His large library included books and photographs and extended to jazz and blues recordings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was a great jazz pianist playing completely by ear and without music. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Too many jazz musicians are playing by rote. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My spin and jazz dance classes are great. The Sun (2006)This sassy jazz number is an impressive arrangement but lacks momentum. The Sun (2015)They normally do experimental concerts to smallish audiences in jazz clubs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was fond of early jazz and a good dram. Times, Sunday Times (2006)On board there are lectures from a jazz expert and live performances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then there was jazz and popular music. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The party began once we filed through the turnstiles and heard a jazz band playing. The Sun (2006)He smiles and says he would rather kill himself than play another tribute show to a dead jazz great. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My dad is a jazz musician. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Jazz meant improvisation, and both players and audiences experienced in it a kind of liberation. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Jazz, blues and modern standards from the polished vocalist. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She talks about growing up in a house full of jazz musicians in Harlem. Times, Sunday Times (2014)By the time he reached the sixth form at school he had taught himself the clarinet, and formed a small jazz band. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Pop's most playful duo are back with the ideal summertime single, jazz solo and all. The Sun (2014)She has a pretty good singing voice, too, performing a slow jazz number at the party. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'jazz'
British English: jazz /dʒæz/ NOUN
Jazz is a style of music invented by black American musicians in the early part of the twentieth century. It has very strong rhythms and the musicians often improvise.
The club plays live jazz on Sundays.
- American English: jazz
- Arabic: مُوسِيقِى الـجَّازُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: jazz
- Chinese: 爵士乐
- Croatian: džez
- Czech: jazz
- Danish: jazz
- Dutch: jazz
- European Spanish: jazz
- Finnish: jazz
- French: jazz
- German: Jazz
- Greek: τζαζ
- Italian: jazz
- Japanese: ジャズ
- Korean: 재즈
- Norwegian: jazz
- Polish: jazz
- European Portuguese: jazz
- Romanian: jaz
- Russian: джаз
- Spanish: jazz
- Swedish: jazz
- Thai: ดนตรีแจ๊ส
- Turkish: caz
- Ukrainian: джаз
- Vietnamese: nhạc jazz
Definition of jazz from the Collins English Dictionary
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