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Jazz almost defies definition. There are many types and styles of jazz and as we
get further and further away from the beginnings of jazz, many elements fuse together to add to the
confusion. Jazz was more of a separate entity years ago, but now we have jazz-rock, Latin jazz, acid
jazz, fusion and several others. How jazz is defined depends on whom you talk to. Jazz has been
called "America’s Classical Music" and America's only true art form.
            Styles of Jazz:
Ragtime                        Hard Bop
New Orleans Style        Bossa Nova
Hot Jazz                        Modal      
Chicago style                Free Jazz
Swing                            Soul Jazz
Kansas City Style          Groove
Gypsy                            Fusion   
Bebop                            Afro-Cuban
Vocalese                        Acid Jazz  
Mainstream                    Smooth
Cool                                       
Louis Armstrong