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As the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. The saxophone emerges as an iconic...

Jazz

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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As the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. The saxophone emerges as an iconic...
As rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll erode jazz' audience still further, the music...
Jazz becomes the official symbol of American democracy abroad. At home, the music...
Jazz is born in the unique musical and social cauldron of New Orleans at the turn of the...
Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music.