a band specializing in jazz, and consisting typically of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, piano, double bass, and percussion.
[jaz-dans, ‐dahns] /ˈdʒæzˌdæns, ‐ˌdɑns/ verb (used without object), jazz-danced, jazz-dancing. 1. to perform jazz dance. noun 1. a dance form or dance that is matched to the rhythms and techniques of jazz music, developed by American blacks in the early part of the 20th century.
[jaz] /dʒæz/ noun 1. music originating in New Orleans around the beginning of the 20th century and subsequently developing through various increasingly complex styles, generally marked by intricate, propulsive rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, improvisatory, virtuosic solos, melodic freedom, and a harmonic idiom ranging from simple diatonicism through chromaticism to atonality. 2. a style of dance […]
[jaz-er-sahyz] /ˈdʒæz ərˌsaɪz/ noun 1. vigorous dancing done to music as an for physical fitness. noun a dance fitness program blending jazz music and cardiovascular exercise, cf. dancercise Word Origin jazz + (ex)ercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett Usage Note trademark n. 1977, originally a proprietary name, from jazz (n.) + ending from exercise.