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JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns
Places, Spaces and Changing Faces
Jazz Lounge
Jazz in Time
Behind the Beat
Jazz Exchange
About the Show
Related Links
Jazz Near You
Shop Jazz
Jazz Links
Jazz Cards
Dizzy Gillespie on 52nd St sign post, NYC
Jazz in Time
History in the key of Jazz NAACP March
Pick a time period to place jazz against the backdrop of American history
Jazz In TimeSpasm Band on New Orleans Street Corner
Jim Crow Era
World War I
Roaring Twenties
The Great Depression
World War II
The Sixties
Beyond the Sixties
Women In Jazz
Spasm Band on New Orleans Street Corner
Spasm Band on New Orleans Street Corner
The history of jazz is deeply intertwined with the history of America. Come relive some of the social and cultural events that would impact jazz music, jazz musicians, and jazz followers from the 1800s to the 1960s.