He was known for his high notes when he is playing trumpet. He joined Duke Ellington’s band in 1944. Cat’s solo on “Satin Doll” from Duke Ellington’s 70th Birthday Concert is a chorus that contained notes that are so high that it is unsure if any jazz player in history could play like him. Anderson was first discovered by Duke Ellington after he was fired by Lionel Hampton because of jealousy. Anderson working with Ellington was the perfect place for him to play music.
He recorded his first "Hot 5" record that year as well. Armstrong's recordings with the "Hot 5"and "Hot Seven" groups, are considered jazz classics. They recorded until 1927. At this time he was becoming a true star and was playing with numerous popular bands. In 1931, Armstrong went back to Chicago to form his own touring band.
Louis had a hard and painful childhood. In 1922 at the age of 21 Louis moves to Chicago to play cornet in a band lead by Joe Oliver. In September 1924 he leaves Oliver and moves to New York City to join the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. On November 12th 1925 Louis makes his first recordings as a leader with his own group named the Hot Five. On June 28 1928 Armstrong records one of the most famous jazz songs recorded called “West End Blue”.
Chuck’s early dreams consisted of him playing bebop in a jazz club, he had no idea that one day, he would conduct the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra! In all, Chuck Mangione was an influential and popular musician/soloist in Jazz. He wrote and played incredible music and won many awards. He had great jazz idols and even played his own type of jazz. He made jazz-pop an even more popular genre.
He found employment there in the city's prostitution district playing as a cafe pianist. Joplin left St. Louis in 1893 and performed at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He left there in 1894 and arrived in Sedalia, Missouri, where he spent the next year or so entertaining the patrons of a private club on the second floor of a saloon by the name of "Maple Leaf Club." In 1895, Joplin continued his studies at the George R. Smith College for negros where he soon published his first composition, the song Please Say You Will. From there, Joplin toured with an eight member Texas Medley Quartet across the country all the way up to Syracuse, New York.
Davis’ career was briefly interrupted by a heroin addiction, although he continued to record with other popular bop musicians. 1955 was Miles Davis’ breakthrough year. His performance of "round midnight" at the Newport Jazz Festival alerted the critics that he was "back". Davis form a quintet which included Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, and John Coletrain. In 1957 Davis made the first of many solo recordings with the unusual jazz orchestrations of Gil Evans, and he wrote music for film by Louis Malle.
In 1922, Louis moved to Chicago to play in the band Joe Oliver's band, " King Oliver." It was there where he separated from his wife, Daisy. He made his first recording with the band in one year later in Richmond, Indiana. He later married Lil Hardin, a pianist in the King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. He moved to New York City in 1924 to join the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra at the Roseland Ballroom.
At the time it was published, Gershwin was only 17 years of age, the song earned him $5. In 1917, Gershwin created a novelty rag, called “Rialto Ripples”, which was a commercial success. By 1919 he recorded and accomplished his first national hit song called “Swanee”. A famous Broadway singer, Al Jolson, heard Gershwin’s performance of “Swanee” at a party and decided to sing it in one of his shows. That’s when George Gershwin’s career really took off.
Starting in 1920 and lasting until 1924 Gershwin composed for a production by George White. The Band leader for these productions asked Gershwin to write an original jazz piece intended to heighten the genre's respectability. As legend has it, the piece completely slipped Gershwin's mind until he stumbled upon an announcement in the newspaper excitedly reporting that Whiteman's latest concert would include an original piece by George Gershwin.
Louis was so good at playing music people could find him playing in the local bars at the age of 17 (Bio.com). In 1922 Armstrong moved to Chicago with the King Oliver’s Jazz Band. Here he made his first recording in 1923 and went on to revolutionize jazz (Forney.) Also in Chicago he formed his own band the Hot Five who would eventually turn into the Hot Seven. He began recording more than ever including recording “Hotter Than Hot” the song composed by one of the four wives he had, Lillian Hardin Armstrong.