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Hear musical illustrations at the piano, of the many genres that influenced the birth of jazz — European classical marches & polkas; American folk songs and popular music; African American spirituals and work songs; and Mexican & South American music. Can your favorite tune become a jazz song? Learn how a familiar tune can be jazzed and hear examples of different jazz styles, e.g. Blues, Dixieland, Bebop and Free Jazz. In the process, learn what distinguishes jazz from other musical forms.