What is Latin Jazz ?

Latin jazz is a hybrid form of music that originated in the 1940s and that combines African and Latin American rhythms with jazz harmonies made popular in the US. It is essentially a blend of bop-style jazz with Latin percussion. Two main categories are Brazilian and Afro-Cuban, and subgenres include salsa, merengue, songo, son, mambo, bolero, charanga, chachach√°, bossa nova, and samba.