A leading trombonist, J.J Johnson, once said “Jazz is restless. It won’t stay put and it never will.” True to his word, Jazz has spread its wings. Over the years, it has evolved into several distinct styles. New Orleans Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Kansas City Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Latin Jazz, Free Jazz are just a few varied types.
This popular and classical music form is a blend of African and American music traditions. It was born in the Southern United States, among the black community. Interestingly, around the 1940s, live jazz was the most popular music form in the United States. Closer to our time, jazz festivals like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and are carrying the torch forward.
If you are wondering why jazz is such a popular art form you needn’t look far for answers. Like rock music or pop, jazz is not confined to any fixed and particular type of music. If you love jazz it means you have embraced a wide variety of music.
Jazz can never be dull. Part of the reason why jazz is so incredible is because jazz bands put their heart and soul into their performances. Jazz music can be made to fit all kinds of moods. If you have a party or just want to relax, there is a form of jazz to suit the occasion. There are some jazz musical instruments that can almost never be used elsewhere.
Today, you can hire live jazz bands to perform at your wedding reception or even at a special occasion. Jazz ensembles can grow on you and they can get you dancing after dinner. Some popular jazz forms that suit such occasions are classical jazz, big jazz, lounge and swing jazz. Latin jazz bands are also popular and many jazz bands also play Latin jazz.
If you are living in Brisbane or the South East Queensland, you can hire the services of Amica’s Jazz Band Brisbane. They are a leading jazz band on bass and piano, performing at private events, weddings and corporate events. Part of the Mood Music Entertainment team, Kathy and Bryan are expert entertainers and will set the perfect atmosphere at your event.