JAZZ: CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY AND DIVERSITY

JAZZ: CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY AND DIVERSITY

Jazz music had its beginnings in the 1920s when America was recovering from the effects of World War I. It was a dramatic and exciting period in history. People wanted to forget the past and to look forward to a brighter future after surviving war. It was a time when all races came together and found ways to express themselves. They had to express their thoughts and feelings amidst the government’s efforts to control the citizens’ way of life. One way that the people were able to express themselves freely was through music. This is the time when jazz was born. With different races and culture, there were vast musical influences. The music that they played eventually became known as Jazz music. This is why Jazz reflects individualism and cultural diversity. Musicians found a way to express their individuality through the music that they played. Their cultural backgrounds influenced their music. And America, being a melting pot of different cultures, saw the birth of one of the best musical forms – Jazz.

Jazz music as we know today come in different forms. Jazz music is so diverse- there is acid jazz, Avante Garde, blue note, contemporary, big band, cool jazz, crossover, Dixieland, fusion, hard bop, Latin Jazz, mainstream jazz, ragtime, smooth jazz, and traditional jazz. But jazz music has a lot of supporters that is why you can catch performers playing jazz in bars, hotels, concerts, festivals, and different venues. That is a testament to how people have come to embrace this brand of music. With the right combination of rhythm, musical instruments, and the precision resistors uk, you can create the perfect sound that the people long to hear.

The celebration of jazz music like the one happening in North Carolina Jazz Festival is a celebration of individuality and cultural diversity. Through music, we have come to express our innermost thoughts and feelings. This is why people love going to jazz music festivals not only in North Carolina but in different parts of America. They are treated to good music that connects to their innermost being, their roots, and their culture. And that is the beauty of music itself. It connects people from different walks of life, different races, different cultures. It transcends all those factors that seemingly exist to divide people. It brings people together without regard to their background, race, or culture. And as one, they celebrate music, they celebrate everything that is good in life. For a moment, all the world is right. Everyone is a  friend, everyone is united in their love for jazz music and everything it stands for.

On a more personal note, I like listening to jazz because I find this kind of music very relaxing and soothing. It eases my mind and my soul. I listen to it after a stressful day at work. I love the instrumental pieces wherein words are not needed to connect to my senses. It just highlights the pure talent of the performers in playing the musical instruments. It is just the music and me.