January

Jazz Fusion
  • January's Genre of the Month is Jazz Fusion!

     

    About Jazz Fusion

    Jazz music and Jazz Fusion originated in the United States. Jazz fusion began to develop in the 1960s. The Jazz Fusion means that jazz music and other styles are fused (mixed) together. Artists combined harmonies and improvisation from jazz music with rock, dunk, and R&B. The genre uses instruments typical to jazz and rock music, including guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, saxophones, trumpets, drums, and vocals (sometimes). These songs vary in complexity.

     

    Jazz Fusion Artists and Bands

    • Miles Davis
    • Chick Corea
    • Herbie Hancock
    • Colosseum
    • Return to Forever
    • The Crusaders
    • Snarky Pyppy
    • Earth, Wind, and FIre
    • Bèla Fleck and the Flecktones
  • Audio and Videos

    In class, we will be listening to a different movement every week. Here is what we have learned about so far, AND we got a chance to watch some of the videos!