a timeline of jazz

as said by Ken Burns, the history of jazz is deeply intertwined with the history of the US of America. Look also for the social and cultural events that would impact jazz music, jazz musicians, and jazz followers from the 1800s to the 1990s.

New Orleans JazzEdit

Dixieland Jazz Edit


Chicago, New York

  • Tiger Rag – Original Dixieland Jazz Band,
  • When The Saints Go Marchin In – Buck Johnson and His New Orleans Band

Chicago Jazz Edit


Swing Edit


Bebop Edit


Jam Sessions

Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem (Recording Ban 1942-44)

Hard bop, Latin Jazz Edit

Afro-Cuban Drums Suite

Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk, Be-Bop – Dizzy Gillespie

Cool Jazz Edit


Free Jazz, Bossa Nova Edit


  • Ornette Colemans
  • Cecil Taylor
  • John Coltrane
  • Stan Getz (Cool Jazz and Samba)
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim (Bossa Nova)


Fusion, Acid- und Jazz-Rap (from 1970)


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