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Jazz Quotes

With its unique expression, powerful music, and cultural passion, jazz is the greatest gift of America to the entire world. It signifies the Afro-American culture of musical expression. It is believed to have originated as a blend of all musical traditions in the port city of New Orleans, which is considered to be a hub of entertainment. Although there are various components of jazz including ragtimes, New Orleans Jazz, Swing, and Bop, Blues is considered as the heart of jazz. Away from the boundaries, race, and religious backgrounds, jazz music has been whole-heartedly welcomed by people from around the world.

Jazz is believed to be developed from slave songs, brass bands, sorrow songs and spirituals whose harmony and rhythm were mostly African. The most salient feature of this form of music is improvisation. It compels the jazz musicians to be creative and invent on the spot in order to express themselves. Even if you aren’t much of a jazz freak, you will be mesmerized by the skills and the tunes of jazz music. Explore the core of this most popular music by going through some of the noted jazz quotes.

Amy Winehouse

I would say that jazz is my own language.

George Foreman

Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.

Peyton List

Until I was in 6th grade, I took ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop.

Lenny Kravitz

My first guitar, a Fender Jazz Master, I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe.

Elisabeth Moss

We grew up with musicians coming over jamming. We had tons of instruments. So holidays were always like, 50 people would come over, and there would be a jam session with everyone playing jazz.


Western, jazz, folk, or tribal music, whatever the form, they all have the same sapta swaras as the basis.

Martin Scorsese

Film in the 20th century, it's the American art form, like jazz.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.

Emilia Clarke

I do love singing. I wouldn't say I'm any good, but I definitely love it - especially jazz singing.

Willie Nelson

Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.

Neil Young

My music isn't anything but me. It has jazz in it, and rock'n'roll, and it has an urgency to it.

Deepika Padukone

I guess I learnt to appreciate old Hindi-movie music from my dad and somewhere down the line picked up jazz as well.

Zooey Deschanel

I think my knowledge of music theory is rooted in jazz theory, and a lot of the writers of standards - Rodgers and Hart, and Gershwin.

Jack Nicholson

The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.

Quincy Jones

Few rappers realize the genre sprang from West African griots through Delta slave songs to jazz poetry and the comedic trash talk of 'the dozens.'

Alice Walker

There's an ecstatic side to writing. It's like jazz. It just has a life.

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Clint Eastwood

In the Bay Area, there was a resurgence of Dixieland jazz in the '40s - there was the Frisco Jazz Band, and Lu Watters and the Yerba Buena Jazz Band.

Clint Eastwood

It's always fun to talk about jazz.