About Forbidden Jazz

The earliest meaning of the word jazz was used to describe an energy of enthusiasm, spirit and vigor. Later it referred to a new movement in music that used improvisation and individual expression while breaking the convention and rules of form. What was once forbidden or hidden from expression finally found its way into music and other creative expressions in all art forms. We invite you to find the forbidden jazz inside of you, an inner sense of artistic expression that challenges expectation and rules that have been set in place. We are looking for that improvised, unique artistic energy and enthusiasm that comes from inside each unique creative being.