History of Jazz
Jazz is a music genre that is characterized by polyrhythms, call and response vocals, swing and blue notes, and improvisation. Its development started in New Orleans during the latter part of the 19th century. Jazz records were early hits on Victrola record players, most in 78 rpm format.
Types of Jazz Music
Defining the various types of jazz music may have some level of difficulty due to the wide range of jazz styles that have evolved over time. Some tunes have an echoing, haunting almost flute like background, like you would have heard in Chaco Canyon during the heyday of the Anasazi people.
Legends of Jazz
The classic and legendary jazz musicians who dominated jazz history while taking an almost God-like status were also very conscious and reflective in the way they dressed. See more on Wikipedia.