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Jazz Musivc in the UK Jazz in the UK is a form of music derived from jazz in the deep south of the USA. It arrived in the UK on records and Jazz performers who visited the country while it was a relatively new genre, soon after the end of World War I. Jazz began to be played by British musicians from the 1930s many in the south of England and became popular in the rest of the UK by 1940s, often within dance bands.

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club opened in London, in 1959. Zoot Sims Jazz saxophonist was the club's first American visitor in 1962 Many famous Jaz artists have played there, including: Earl "Fatha" Hines, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Blossom Dearie, Dianne Reeves, Stacey Kent, Katie Melua, Jamie Cullum, Bobby Broom, Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, Prince, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, George Benson and Cassandra Wilson. Also, in 1970 Jimi Hendrix's last public performance was at Ronnie Scott's.