Jazz Music Stops meme.

Jazz Music Stops

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Updated Jun 08, 2023 at 11:56AM EDT by Zach.

Added Nov 08, 2017 at 04:42PM EST by Matt.

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Jazz Music Stops is a reaction image of a jazz musician playing an upright bass with his mouth agape. People online have read the expression on the musician's face as disgust and have used it as such in various image macros or as reactions on message boards.


The earliest known instance of the reaction was on June 10th, 2017 on Imgur.[1] However, the image was captioned Me Irl, indicating that it may have been posted to the /r/meirl subreddit.

Jazz Music Stops original image that spawned the meme


On September 3rd, 2017, the image was added to the meme template archive Shitpostbot 5000 [2] by user INDECIBLE. The image was given a rating of 5.

That day, Redditor ThatOneEskimo posted the image in the /r/gamegrumps[3] subreddit, where it received more than 795 points (99% upvoted) in two months. In this case, the image was reacting to the thread titie "when Arin finally kills the last enemy in Sonic Unleashed."

The following week, on September 9th, the image appeared on the 4chan [7] /pol/ by an anonymous user. The post (shown below) was captioned "What the fuck is this degenerate shit?"

4chan reaction to Jazz Music Stops of What the F*ck is this degenerate sh*t in classic 4chan outburst

On October 16th, Twitter [5] user @mvgvn used the image to react to a conversation that ended in "Why you give me chlamydia?" The post (shown below, left) received more than 600 retweets and 875 likes in less than one month.

On October 26th, Instagram [4] user @imthrifter posted the image with the caption "Black people: *drinks lean, does Molly, percs,xans* ayyyy lit *Someone does coke* Black people:" The post (shown below, right) received more than 17,400 likes in less than two weeks.

Jazz Music Stops spreading on Twitter with one person saying you can ask him anything, another asking why he has a big forehead, and a 3rd user chiming in asking about why he gave him Chlamydia Jazz Music Stops meme about when black people do coke

The following month, on November 6th, Redditor Rapitak posted the image in the /r/MemeEconomy subreddit.[6] The post received more than 460 points (95% upvoted) and 20 comments in 24 hours.

On November 9th, Instagram[8] user @highly_educational posted a picture of the original painting. However, the name of the artist and title of the work was not included. The post (shown below) received more than 1,900 likes in less than one month and was subsequently shared on 4chan,[9] 9GAG, [10] FunnyJunk and more.[11]

Various Examples

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