from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A jazz musician or composer.

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  • n. A male member of a jazz band.

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  • n. a musician who plays or composes jazz music


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  • The jazzman was the father of three children, including actress N'Bushe Wright who co-starred in the movie "Blade" in 1998 and appeared in "Dead Presidents" in 1995.

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  • But BBC producer Anthony Geffen, with directors Edmund Coulthard and Nick Godwin and writer Mark Hay-hurst, have given "The Promised Land" an intensely American rhythm, propelled by an extraordinary score by artists such as jazzman Louis Armstrong, blues singerBessie Smith and rap group Public Enemy and original music by Terence Blanchard, who scored Spike Lee's "Malcolm X."

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  • In some respects he's the last jazzman one would have expected nurture an interest in traditional classical music, yet he constantly experimented with European forms, instruments and ensembles.

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  • Soloing over the burly stomp of a song called "Hurricane Season," the young New Orleans jazzman sounded as if he had captured an epileptic bumblebee in the space between his lips and the mouthpiece of his trumpet.

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  • The new lineup reveals accomplished "smooth" jazzman Chuck Loeb, who made his Fourplay debut at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Florida earlier this year.

    Fourplay Returns With New Member, New Album

  • Mr. Moran wore it for spells at the piano—and on the dance floor—turning himself into a bobble-head jazzman.

    Get Moving Up in Harlem

  • Latin artist Carlos Santana, and jazzman Al Di Meola play two different styles of music.

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  • I often give a dollar to a busker on the platform, whether it's the mad jazzman at Columbus Circle blowing two trumpets or the Carroll Street xylophonist whose strange compositions bring tears to my eyes.

    Busking in the Underground

  • This season, the honored composer—for the first time, not a full-time jazzman—is the no-less venerable Stevie "Sir Duke" Wonder, whose richly constructed pop songs provide fertile soil for improvisers.

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  • One of the reasons that Mr. Murray, 56, was quickly embraced as a leading jazzman of his generation was his eagerness to embrace the music's past while still racing headlong into the future: He constructed projects around Albert Ayler, Sidney Bechet, Paul Gonsalves and Duke Ellington, the Grateful Dead, and collaborated with international musicians from every part of the planet.

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