Tuesday, 8 December 2015

R & B and Jazz Go Hand In Hand.

The relationship between jazz and R&B music goes back to the composers and musicians who often and recorded in popular studios.

Today's genre is not a simple one to define as jazz makes Great usage of improvisation, polyrhythm, syncopation and the swung note. Jazz is considered to be one of the most multicultural societies and genres and is hailed as one of America’s original art forms

Much like R&B, jazz originated in African-American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century. It emerged in many parts of the US in the form of independent popular musical styles all linked by the common bond of African American and European American musical composition with the performance orientation.

There's no doubt about the connection between jazz music standards and rhythm and blues. Although the two genres come from very historically unique backgrounds, they are often mentioned in the same breath. The term rhythm and blues has undergone some changes in meaning. Originally it referenced blues records and eventually developed into what became the early traces of Rock N' Roll. Eventually, the term R&B referenced musical styles that develop from an incorporated electrical blues background even including gospel and soul music. By the 1970s, R&B could be referenced to soul funk and disco and later developed into contemporary R&B in the 1980s. The 1980s opened doors to several different elements of pop blues solo funk hip-hop and dance.

Alexa Largoza - Ania has an artistic background that can be traced to her education in dance and modern art. It is through dance she acquired her appreciation for jazz and R&B music. Alexa's love for jazz music stems from it's amazing aspect of improvisation.