West London Jazz Collective can be booked as a classic jazz acoustic act. They can also be booked for a more lively and energetic modern, funk & soul performance. This is the perfect act.
It can be hired as a trio (no vocals), a quartet, a quintet or a 6-piece band. There is also a bigger line up and an enhanced party sound when hired as a larger band.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as “America’s classical music”. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognised as a major form of musical expression.
West London Jazz Collective – Classic Jazz
It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterised by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation.
Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as “one of America’s original art forms.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the hybrid form of jazz-rock fusion was developed by combining jazz improvisation with rock rhythms, electric instruments and the highly amplified stage sound of rock musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa. Jazz fusion often uses mixed meters, odd time signatures, syncopation, complex chords, and harmonies. (Wikipedia).
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