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What Is Jazz?

Jul 3, 2008 (News & Notes )

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There's no question that jazz is the foundation of black music.

But understanding the art form can be a daunting challenge. This month, News & Notes is focusing on America's classical music — jazz.

Today, we're taking a crash course with jazz educator, historian and producer Bill Kirchner; David Schroeder, director of jazz studies at New York University's Steinhardt School; and Eugene Holley Jr., a Delaware-based freelance jazz writer and radio producer.

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