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If you have to ask what jazz is…

Art Blakey, drummer and leader of the Jazz Messenger, at the Umeå jazz festival in 1979. Riksantikvarieämbetet, CC BY “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” So spoke the trumpeter Louis Armstrong, when asked to provide a definition. As the subject of jazz straddles the months of January and February in […]

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