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Map Details U.S. Jazz History

Who said cartography was dead? Mapmaking is alive and well, especially for Dion Good, creator of the Jazz History Map of the United States.

Depicting the entire United States, as well as insets of five of the most important cities in jazz history, the map details the diffusion of the different types of jazz throughout the United States. The map uses different colors and arrows, much like a flow chart, as well as text to highlight the places of birth and death of some of jazz’s most prominent musicians and to draw attention to the contributions of certain cities and clubs to the development of jazz. Complementing the insets of Chicago, Los Angeles, Kansas City, New Orleans and New York are keys that reference each city’s historical jazz clubs.

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