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

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 Gosling’s smooth jazzman made us swoon, but the actor’s crooning didn’t exactly hit the high notes. Randy Myers, The Mercury News, "Oscars 2017: Why we may have a surprise Best Picture winner," 21 Feb. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'jazzman.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of jazzman

1919, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about jazzman

Dictionary Entries near jazzman






jazz up


Statistics for jazzman

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for jazzman

The first known use of jazzman was in 1919

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on jazzman

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with jazzman

Comments on jazzman

What made you want to look up jazzman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to form ideas or theories about something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!