Why was jazz music created?

Jazz music was created from the black culture in New Orleans in 1804. It was a hard time in life for most, and they needed a way to get through it all. So, letting out their feelings, they created...jazz.

Jazz was actually the result of many cultures and musical heritages being combined in New Orleans. A city often given credit for the creation of jazz, New Orleans was very diverse in heritage and that, combined with a transitioning of styles and preferences of the people, contributed to the creation of jazz.

Jazz gained popularity in America and worldwide by the 1920s. Nothing quite like it had ever happened before in America. New exuberant dances were devised to take advantage of the upbeat tempo's of jazz and ragtime music.