Saturday, July 26, 2008

Jazz it Up



Sorry for the short post today, the weekend is here and I've much to do. The photo above is dedicated to the Nygar family. The fellow in the center is David Nygar's brother, I can't remember his first name. The Nygar family has had a positive impacted Hampton Roads for many years. Thank you guys for all you have done.

The City of Norfolk is holding it's annual Jazz Festival this weekend. Jazz and the Hampton Roads Area (local cities of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Portsmouth) have a long standing history with deep roots back to the beginnings of Jazz.

Jazz has, from its early 20th century inception, spawned a variety of subgenres, from New Orleans Dixieland dating from the early 1910s, big band-style swing from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s, a variety of Latin-jazz fusions such as Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, jazz-rock fusion from the 1970s and later developments such as acid jazz.

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