At just the age of six Louis and three other boys form a vocal quartet and they would perform on the street corners for tips. In 1922 at the age of 21 Louis moves to Chicago to play second cornet in the band of Joe Oliver. As Louis performs he is slowly being recognized for his music. Finally on April 5 1923 he recorded his first song at the Gennett Studios in Richmond, Indiana as a member of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. In February of 1924 he marries Lil Hardin.
He learned much form traveling through Mississippi playing in local spots and learning form what was offered to him. In 1885 he arrived in St. Louis, at the time a center for a new music phenomenon called ragtime. Ragtime, also called “ragged rhythm”, was first a piano style know for its fast paced beats. It first came into the publics eye in 1893 when he performed an instrumental ensemble at the World Exposition in Chicago. His originally developed style of rag time know as “Maple Leaf Rag” First came on the scene in a club in Sedalia, Missouri as his own form of ragtime.
Gershwin is still celebrated by many aspiring music artists and composers. He was able to innovate music and make into his own. Although he died at a young age he still had the biggest impact on American music in the 20th century. Thanks to Gershwin innovating music genres he has made room for more and more artists to thrive today.
Noble Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 10, 1889. His early interest in music came from his father, a minister and organist. The Sissles moved to Cleveland when Noble was 17, and in 1908, before graduating from high school, he joined a male quartet for a four-week run of the Midwest vaudeville circuit. After graduating, he joined a gospel quartet for a tour on the same circuit. 1.
This same year, Gershwin also completed his first Broadway show La, La, Lucille. During the 1920's, Gershwin's popularity grew as he began writing successful musicals f... ... middle of paper ... ...iteman and his jazz band. This piece of music had a classical form in which Gershwin applied the jazz idiom. Gershwin wrote on his greatest operas in 1922, called Blue Monday. This piece was written for an African-American opera called George White's Scandals.
He toured around the country for several years with various vaudeville acts. In 1927, while touring with the Theater Owners Booking Association or TOBA, under the leadership of Gonzell White, Basie ended up stranded in Kansas City, Missouri when W... ... middle of paper ... ..., and His Famous Piano Playing in the World of Jazz. 9 Nov. 2006 < http://de.essortment.com/biographywillia_rgyr.htm>. Count Basie: The First Leader of a Kansas City Style Swing Band to Rise to National Fame. Swingmusic.net.
Robert Shaw Dr. Jeremy Brown Music 108: http://www.rhapsody.com/playlist/mp.179990826 14 May 2014 Jazz Playlist Oh! Baby, Sweet Baby - Fats Waller Originally released in 1941 and written by Ed Kirkeby with Fats on Piano and vocals under the Bluebird label. Fats Waller was well on his way to success in just about everything he touched. His music included hits such as “Ain’t Misbehaven” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” Along with music Mr. Waller was a comedian and actor. One of his credits was Stormy Weather with Lena Horne.
I decided to do my research paper on Duke Ellington who was a famous jazz composer, and pianist. Ellington gained national fame in the mid-1920s, through his appearances at the Cotton Club with his orchestra. Ellington is considered one of the most famous jazz composers of his time. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was born on April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. His mother Daisy, surrounded Edward with her very polite friends which taught him to have respect and manners for people. After a while his friends started beginning to notice his politeness and his dapper style and gave him the nickname “duke.” When Ellington was seven years old he started taking piano lessons and found his love for music, although his love for baseball was more potent at the time.
George Gershwin began playing music at a very young age, beginning when he was intrigued by the music played at a friend's violin recital. The family bought a second hand piano soon after. The hand-me-down piano was originally intended for his older brother, Ira, but sparked young George's interest at age eleven. Though playing the piano was second nature to George, he sought out help from proffesionals to enhance his preformance ability. Finally, his parents found the renouned piano instructor, Charles Hambitzer, who said in a letter to his sister,"I have a new pupil who will make his mark if anyone will.
Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz was born on May 29, 1860 in Camprodón, the Catalan province of Gerona in northeastern Spain. As a child he was exceptionally gifted at the piano and gave his first public performance in Barcelona at the age of four. Two years later his mother took him to Paris where, for nine months, he studied privately with a renowned professor of piano at the Paris Conservatory. An attempt was made to enroll Albéniz at the Conservatory, but the boy was denied admission because he was too young. Upon returning to Spain he gave several concerts and published his first composition, Marcha Militar.