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American English: /dʒæz/
British English: /dʒaz/

Translation of jazz in Spanish:


  • 1 (Music)
    (before noun) (singer/band)
    de jazz
    Example sentences
    • Even Dixieland and swing jazz from that era really had fast tempos.
    • Charlie Parker may have pioneered bebop jazz, but Miles Davis helped him to establish it.
    • He and the Muddy Basin Ramblers have played a mix of country, blues, jug-band music and early swing jazz for over a year.
  • 2 [colloquial] [dated] (exaggerated talk) … and all that jazz
    y todo eso
    y toda esa historia [colloquial]
    y todo ese rollo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Many people believe in fortune tellers and clairvoyants and all that jazz, but me, I'm just not sure.
    • He would rant and rave about capitalism and all that jazz, and basically he can be stereotyped as a Green party member.
    • She told me her name, where she was from, where she went to school and all that jazz.

Phrasal verbs

jazz up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object [colloquial]
tocar con ritmo sincopado
darle vida a
a jazzed up version of the classic
una versión popular del clásico
Example sentences
  • Caroline's Beauty Salon will also be on hand offering make-up tips for all you glamour gals looking to jazz it up for the festive season, while Richard Hannigan will be giving advise on all the latest trends in hair design.
  • He believes bank branches can be jazzed up and transformed into places customers feel they genuinely want to visit.
  • Director Lee Tamahori tries to jazz things up with some flashy editing but can't disguise the fact that the 40-year-old formula is beginning to wear a little thin.
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Cultural Note: jazz

Un género musical caracterizado por la síncopa y la improvisación, que tiene su origen en la música negra de Nueva Orleans de las postrimerías del siglo XIX. Desde entonces no ha dejado de evolucionar, desarrollando estilos sucesivos como son el Chicago jazz de los años 20 (Louis Armstrong), el swing (Benny Goodman), el estilo orquestral de las big bands (Duke Ellington), el bop (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Lester Young), el cool jazz (Miles Davis, Stan Getz), el free jazz (John Coltrane), la jazz rock fusion (Weather Report) o la experimentación ecléctica con estilos del pasado practicado por Wynton Marsalis.