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: ‘An American in Paris’; ‘Ben-Hur’," 26 Mar. 2021 And why wasn’t Joe the modern jazzman also into hip-hop? Washington Post, "Kemp Powers’s long journey to becoming Pixar’s first Black writer-director," 21 Dec. 2020 Sharp visuals and gorgeous music propel this story of a jazzman trying to get back to Earth. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Review: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ is a warmly surreal look into what makes humans who we are," 25 Dec. 2020 Some passages in the book are almost poetic, as Dyson riffs from one subject to the next and from the historical to the contemporary with the improvisational flair of a jazzman. Washington Post, "Black America, White violence and generations of unhealed wounds," 4 Dec. 2020 After hours, the pioneering jazzman Alphonso Trent, who led the house band at downtown’s staid Adolphus Hotel, would arrive with his orchestra to fill the hall with the new swing sound. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "How the historic center of Black life in Dallas became a luxury hotel," 5 Nov. 2020 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

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First Known Use of jazzman

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Jazzman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jazzman. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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