Jazz is my favorite music style. Jazz is a form of musical art that emerged in the late 19th - early 20th century in the United States as a result of fusion of African and European cultures and subsequently became widespread. Characteristic features of the musical language of jazz are improvisation, a sophisticated rhythm based on the syncopated figures, and a unique set of techniques of performance of rhythmic textures – swing. The further development of jazz was happening due to the mastering of new rhythmic and harmonic patterns by jazz musicians and composers.
I really like jazz music and whenever I have an opportunity to visit a live jazz concert, I certainly use it. It does not happen very often, because studies take almost all of my time these days. However, recently I had a chance to go to another jazz concert that was happening in our tow. It was a jazz concert performed by a new group of professional musicians.
I was very amazed how talented whose musicians. Despite the fact that the band was new and not very popular among jazz fans, the music they played was amazing and I think that in future they will be very famous.
The event was held at the local concert hall in the evening. I went there with my best friend, who also loves jazz. Tickets were not very inexpensive, so we could afford them. The concert lasted a little over an hour and a half. We were surprised to see that the concert hall was full of people who like jazz. The music and the performance of the band were great – people were standing up and dancing. The atmosphere was fun and exciting.
The band consisted of six people. One guy played the saxophone, another one played the drums, and two others were playing the trumpet and clarinet, one guy was also playing the bass, and the other one was a pianist. At some point, each of them was playing solo to show their skills. Sometimes they tried to improvise, which also sounded great. In general, they performed about fifteen songs. The audience applauded after each song.
Once again, I realized that it is much more exciting to visit a live concert than listening to music on CD or MP3-player. My friend also liked the concert very much. After it was over, we went to get acquainted with the performers. Surprisingly, they were very friendly and even gave us their autographs.
Jazz is my favorite music style. Jazz is a form of musical art that emerged in the late 19th - early 20th century in the United States as a result of fusion of African and European cultures and subsequently became widespread.