The Blues and Jazz family tree shows the roots, timeline and cross influences between the genres.

Precise tabulation of free form music is impossible, but at least here are the influences at play. For example, Brazilian Bosa Nova (the new charm) was influenced by Bebop jazz and the Samba rhythms.

All this great music started out from the City of New Orleans and the rural Mississippi Delta.

 

BLUES DERIVATIONS/
INFLUENCES
JAZZ YEARS DERIVATIONS/
INFLUENCES
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Folk Blues Ragtime 1890s
New Orleans 1898 The first jazz
Dixieland 1910
JAZZ leaves New Orleans 1917 arrow Chicago
arrow New York
arrow Paris Gypsy Jazz
arrowleft Rhyming Poetry
Classic Blues arrow Boogie The Jazz Age 1920s
The Big Band Era 1930s
The Great American songbook
Kansas City arrowleft Swing Era 1935
arrow Bebop 1940s arrow Bosa Nova arrowleft Samba
Rhythm 'n Blues arrow Rock 'n Roll Cool Jazz 1950s arrow West Coast & Beach
Soul arrow Mo'town Hard Bop 1960s
Free Jazz 1965
Funk arrow Jazz/Rock arrowleft fusion Mainstream Jazz 1970s arrow European Jazz
arrow Free Funk arrowleft Neobop - New Swing 1980s
Hip Hop Classicism 1990s arrow Flamenco Jazz arrowleft Spain
Free Rap 2000s
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