Re: [JPL] First known use of the word “jazz”?

EdBride at EdBride at
Tue Mar 27 08:31:50 EDT 2012

Seems like Ken Burns was onto something!
In a message dated 3/26/2012 10:13:52 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
drjazz at writes:

“Jazz”  still holds many mysteries, and we may never know its original 
roots with  certainty. Ephemeral traces like announcements of early jazz 
bands  performing around Chicago’s South Side have, by and large, been 
lost to  history. But a century after Henderson let loose his “jazz 
ball,”  researchers are finally getting a handle on this energetic little  

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