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Can you talk the (jazz) talk?

You might be speaking like a true hipster back in the '40s. Take the quiz and see how well you fare.

We use slang every day, but how many of you know that a lot of these words came from the jazz world? That’s right, jazz has always been that hip, creative kid on the block, whether it’s making up infectious rhythms and beats on the spot, or words that everyone likes to use. Since the time of its inception, jazz has had a language of its own, and no matter how you see it, it’s a trailblazer. There’s nothing more authentic than running with whatever pops up your head.

During Esplanade’s jazz appreciation month this July, head on down to catch the free programmes taking place every day, and find out exactly how cool this art form really is. More about Jazz in July