Jazz is… Improvisation

We’ve all had the experience – a jazz band is playing one of our favorites, “I Got Rhythm” or “My Favorite Things” or even “Moondance” – and halfway through the song we say, “Wait – what song is this again?” It’s taken off in an entirely new direction, and suddenly sounds nothing like Gershwin, or Van Morrison for that matter. In part, that’s because that’s what Jazz Is: Improvisation. From