Jazz is a music genre that originated amongst African Americans in New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in Blues and Ragtime. Since the 1920s jazz age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression.



Live Art: International Jazz Day 2017 with Carl Payne Big Band

Sponsored by the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Jazz will be celebrated around the world and in South Carolina on April 30th, International Jazz Day. UNESCO created International Jazz Day in 2011 to “highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.”   International Jazz Day brings […]