Jazz music is similar to all other types of music yet is still uniquely different. Jazz music seems to be categorized as jazz because of its use of woodwind instruments. Saxophones, trumpets, and flutes seem to be the most utilized instruments in jazz. When thinking of jazz music the things that comes to mind is an older African American male with a throaty voice singing about love, with a bass keeping a steady beat in the background, and long winded saxophone solos. Jazz defined a period in American history, however today's typical teenager has had very little, if any introduction to it. Jazz music is a form of expression for the composer, like rap and every other type of music.