* Research and find an artist or group that is combining an international music with jazz to create a new Jazz sound. Limit your research to music from the 21stCentury (since the year 2000.) Pick a culture or country whose music you would be interested in learning about and see if you can find an artist or group who is combining that music with Jazz music to create a new Jazz sound. BE SURE YOU FIND AN ARTIST OR GROUP THAT IS COMBINING AN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AND JAZZ, TO CREATE A NEW JAZZ SOUND. There are a number of examples of non-jazz artists using international music in their folk music, rock music, hip hop etc.., so be sure your choice of artist/group is a JAZZ artist. The artist can be an American that is using International music as an influence or it can be an artist who is from another country that is an accomplished Jazz artist who is exploring combining music from his/her culture with Jazz. Be SURE the artist is a Jazz artist and the music you write about is a combination of Jazz and an International music style.
Example: an online search for “Traditional Japanese music and Jazz” produced a large number of entries, and some were useful in suggesting some artists that are combining the 2 styles of music to create a new Jazz based music.
*Basic format:Opening Paragraph (Thesis) – describes the content of the paper and the points to be made.Inside Paragraphs – discuss each topic presented in the Opening Paragraph (Thesis)ConclusionDiscography – a selective listing of the Artist/Group’s important recordings that relate to the paper. Look up “discography” so you know what it is!Research References – citations need to be in MLA or APA format