Jazz as a music genre started in New Orleans (USA), originating from genres like blues and ragtime. The term stems from the word jasm which back in 18th century was used as a sleng for "pep & energy". While the genre is sometimes difficult to define because contains so many varied subgenres, there are a lot of common elements across those subgenres like improvisation. Classic jazz artist include John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock and more.
Here at Stereofox we focus not only on sharing jazz music but also genres who draw inspirations from the genre like jazzhop. What is that? Well, hip-hop infused/centered on jazz. Put simply using jazz samples to create a beat or even making beats using live instruments and patterns that are widely used in jazz. If you want to look into this kind of music, check out artists like Guru, A Tribe Called Quest, Nujabes and Simple Citizens.