Jazz! An original American art form developed from the improvisational fusion of blues, ragtime, spiritual and brass band music in the late 1800's. It was first recorded in 1917 on primitive equipment that failed to capture the true character of the music.
Jazz is something that unites people from all walks of life, all races and ethnicities, ages and backgrounds. It is one of the few things that allow us to set aside our differences and unite us as an American People.
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