a type of music of black American origin which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz.
(also jazz ballet or jazz dance) a style of theatrical dance performed to jazz or popular music.
[no object] dated play or dance to jazz music.
and all that jazz
informal and such similar things:oh, love, life, and all that jazz
jazz something up
make something more interesting, lively, or exciting:jazz up an all-white kitchen with red tiles