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Black History Facts

Jazz is an African-American musical form born from blues, ragtime, and marching bands, which originated in Louisiana during the turn of the 19th century. The word “jazz” was a slang term that referred to a sexual act.

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Some jazz greats include; Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Dinah Washington, and Nina Simone.

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In a Sinatra Kind of Mood

Hello Happy People,

Thought I’d share my musical mood with you this morning. I’m all about fellow December baby Frank Sinatra (December 12). His voice and charm still lives on today, and I’m proud to admit that Old Blue Eyes is one of my favorite jazz singers.

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Take a listen to The Jonathan Channel to get a taste of Sinatra.

Enjoy!

~Anita

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