Jazz

Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music.

Jazz has been called the purest expression of American democracy; a music built on individualism and compromise, independence and cooperation. Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music from the gritty streets of New Orleans to Chicago's south side, the speakeasies of Kansas city and to Times Square.

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Funding provided by: General Motors;PBS; Park Foundation; CPB; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; NEH; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; …

Exploring the Roots of Jazz

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Exploring the Roots of Jazz

Take a tour of the places where Jazz music came of age and see the spaces where early sound of Jazz would take root and spread.

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