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									Jazz Music Today

Jazz music has evolved to the point where basic signature of the style
has minimized into an influential element. For example, the Jazz music of
the 80's electronica music of IDM which stand for Intelligent Dance Music
where such artists like Bjourk is known for. The drum and bass is another
form of electronica that does not use the typical improvisation that is
one of the key elements of Jazz music. In fact, this is not thought of
as Jazz music at all, but a style that was influenced b y Jazz music.

Musicians of the electronica age were St. Germain, Jazzanova, Portishead,
Apex Twin and more who used live Jazz music to beats. The Cinematic
Orchestra and Julien Lourau from Europe's France were very successful
with this style of music. However, those musicians who master keeping the
traditional Jazz music combined with new elements are the most loyal to
the style from which it came.      In the millennium, Jazz elements
became a part of the American Pop scene with the artist Norah Jones, and
Christina Aguilera, Amy Winehouse.

There are skeptics who do not believe the music should be called Jazz.
However, Christina Aguilera's Back To Basics album used Jazz brass
instruments with urban beats. Jazz music according to the National Public
Radio filed a report stating that the music is becoming more popular with
the public regarding the interest of the buyers of jazz music.

Rhythm and Blues music is a product of Jazz music that describes funk and
soul. The musicians who successfully made their mark with this sound of
jazz, boogie-woogie gospel, bebop and blues reinvented R&B into
contemporary styles. Artist such as Robert Palmers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats
Domino, Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Keith
Sweat, Mariah Carey, En Vogue, Guy, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Levert, Teddy
Riley, Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Lauren Hill, Brian
McKnight, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are a few of the many people who've
made this music popular. Later on Pop artist like Pink, Britney S pears
and Gwen Stephani used R&B musical elements in their songs. The wheel of
the evolvement of Jazz music keeps turning into new styles, yet turns
back at different times toward the root where it began.

Those who were in favor of the traditional Jazz music feared that the
essence of Jazz music would be lost among all the new innovations. Free
thinking in the world of Jazz caused a division between the modernist and
traditionalist. The world of Jazz music has changed to the point where
Jazz once the leader turned into an element included in today's works of
art. Nevertheless, nothing in the traditional Jazz music has changed,
but the radios have extended their repertoire to include all the styles
of music with jazz elements.

The array of Jazz music is present in the Jazz fests who played music
with African elements that did not sound like Jazz music. One thing we
all should look out for is the musical elements in Jazz that stand out
such as the complex rhythm, and the chromatic chordal harmony or chord
progressions typical for the Jazz Music.

								
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