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The development of jazz is explained with reference to styles such as ragtime, cakewalk and Harlem stride piano. The early development of jazz music is summarised from the late 1800s to the early 1900s with a range of musical examples from jazz musicians including Scott Joplin, Willie 'The Lion' Smith and Jools Holland. Some possible origins of the term 'jazz' are discussed.
First broadcast:
14 May 2008

Classroom Ideas

This could be used by students as an introduction to explain the origins of the jazz style