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Learning about Jazz at Our Apartments near The Villages, FL

Jazz is one of the few art forms that originated in America. It has a long history, dating back to the 1800s. Chances are you’ve probably listened to a jazz song or two in your life, and you may be wondering what makes this genre of music so special and unique.

Here are some interesting facts about the jazz genre:

• Jazz makes use of improvisation, polyrhythms (the simultaneous combination of contrasting rhythms in a musical composition), syncopation (an interruption of the regular flow of rhythm), and the swung note (a lilting rhythm of unequal notes)

• Louis Armstrong is known as one of the most influential jazz musicians, and he shifted the focus of jazz from collective improvisation to solo performance

• While one of the most distinctive jazz instruments, the saxophone didn’t make its way into the genre until around 1920

• Jazz as a musical genre is generally thought to have originated in New Orleans, eventually spreading to Chicago, New York City, Kansas City, and the West Coast

After learning these interesting facts, you may want to start listening to jazz yourself. Some great musicians to listen to are Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker.

Our apartments near The Villages, Florida, feature spacious pantries, oversized maple and oak kitchen cabinets, full-sized washer and dryer hook-ups, and so much more. In addition, our residents enjoy a variety of wonderful amenities, such as our air-conditioned full indoor basketball court and zero entry pool. Contact us today, or stop by our leasing office to take a tour.