Jazz emerged about one hundred years ago and the history of jazz shows us a genre that has never stopped evolving and growing. At its earliest stages, in the 1920s it was the pop music of that time and soon after it became a laboratory for musicians to perfect their virtuosity.
Jazz saw its peak during the roaring 20s and the swing era. Dominating pop charts, it was a music for people to dance to, just like today’s banging EDM! Jazz’s decline in popularity started the moment it stopped being a music for the dance floor and became