Saturday, June 25, 2005

Origins of the word Jazz

Here is a short essay summing up the various (sometimes "seedy") origins of the word jazz with a very early printed use of the word in a San Francisco newspaper article in a San Francisco Seals baseball reference.

"What we do know, as the result of research by Gerald Cohen, is that the word suddenly starts to appear in the San Francisco Bulletin in March 1913 in a series of articles about baseball by E T “Scoop” Gleeson..."

Google "jazz word origins" and you find a host of similar articles and opinions.


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