jazz·​man | \ ˈjaz-ˌman How to pronounce jazzman (audio) , -mən \

Definition of jazzman

: a jazz musician

Examples of jazzman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Music comes first for a Manhattan jazzman with one too many lovers and a manager who gambles. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 1 - 7, 2019: John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and more," 30 Aug. 2019 This meet-up between singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams and jazzman Charles Lloyd is fortuitous. Jon Garelick, BostonGlobe.com, "Charles Lloyd, Lucinda Williams meet at the crossroads," 27 June 2018 What the production, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, emphasizes is a private illness: Blue is being driven mad by memories of his tragic mother and psychotic father, also a jazzman. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: Downtown Renewal Means Trouble in ‘Paradise Blue’," 14 May 2018 Novelists huckster for clothing chains, jazzmen record for Muzak and Lawrence Welk, poets write advertising copy and folk singers fink out when the chips are down. Ralph J. Gleason, SFChronicle.com, "Joan Baez, Dylan — a special case, Ralph J. Gleason, 1964," 20 June 2018 And Pink, jazzman Christian McBride, comedian Kevin Hart, and R&B singer Musiq Soulchild are also up for Grammys. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "With hip-hop getting its due, will the Grammys finally get it right this time? | Dan DeLuca," 26 Jan. 2018 Francis’ ostensible goal is finding their older brother Martin, now a jazzman living with his family in the Bronx. Kevin Baker, New York Times, "A Debut Novel Imagines Political Intrigue at the 1939 World’s Fair," 13 Sep. 2017 Coltrane was a magical figure to many, part transcendent jazzman, part spiritual seeker. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Five Breaking News Haikus," 25 Aug. 2017 Buy Photo Near the end of La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s character, Sebastian, part-time jazzman and full-time dreamboat, plays an unharmonized version of a simple piano tune. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "'La La Land' at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo," 18 Aug. 2017

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Jazzman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jazzman. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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