Jazz: The Growth of Contemporary Jazz Music


Born in the early 20th century in African American cultures, jazz is a musical design that has developed and evolved all different genres of music. Dating from early 1910s to the 1990s, jazz has provided to the development of music. Sparking a rise to a range of music designs, the spread of jazz across the planet influenced styles from early New Orleans Dixieland designs to Latin Afro-Cuban even playing a piece in the development of funk and cool hop in the 1990s.

Aside from playing a piece in the development of subgenres, jazz within itself has been influenced by a range of musical genres. Most commonly the styles of R&B, funk, rock, and pop music designs helped form jazz fusion into what we learn to be smooth jazz.  With tracks of encoded rhythms and downtempo beats, smooth jazz is frequently confused with styling of modern jazz music. A contemporary development is urban modern jazz, which slot in aspects of hip-hop; that is intended for listeners who would usually hear to radio stations that play an assortment of hip-hop and R&B.  While smooth jazz is soft and mellow is content; modern jazz music is blunter and grabs the attention of its listeners.

Among the players who commonly work free  jazz are Dave Koz, Boney James, Paul Jackson Jr., Nick Colionne, Bobby Perry, Urban Jazz Coalition, Streetwize, and Tha’ Hot Club. As perfectly as alternative free jazz artists like Bob Baldwin, Michael Lington, Brian Bromberg, David Lanz, Bobby Ricketts, Kim Waters, Daniele Caprelli, Ken Navarro, Walter Beasley, and Peter White. As popularity for late evening radio airplay throughout the years grew;  doors where open for modern jazz music artist like Kenny G, David Sanborn, the late George Howard, George Benson, Marc Antoine, Bradley Joseph and modern jazz flautist Najee. These contemporary jazz musicians had a tendency to play their instruments in at such a harmonious frequency that it was uncommon for the measures to go un-noticeable.

The free jazz radio arrangement, which commonly played fifteen-minute sets involving instrumentals wrapping a vocal song or 2 continued to grow and thrive over the 1990s and early 2000s. In the late 2000s, many markets started losing jazz stations and in a range of media markets, this arrangement does no longer exist over the air except online or on HD Radio.

By 2009, as modern jazz stayed on its persistent decline found on the syndicated radio airwaves, an improving amount of non-commercial stations have grown an interest in the music and started to add it to their programming.

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