White performers were used for the popularization of jazz music in America. Even though the jazz movement was taken over by the middle class white population, it facilitated the blend of African American traditions with the white middle class society. Cities like New York and Chicago were cultural centers for jazz, and especially for African American artists. Some famous black artists of the time were Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. Jazz was not always enjoyed and liked by most, at one time people t... ... middle of paper ... ...us, or insecure about.
In a similar way, Jazz was also the music of the civil rights movement. Jazz was supposed to be music of unity that would unite classes, genders, and races, and is often portrayed that way in history. It was a “great social leveler and unifier,[and] melded black and white citizens for love of fast music aided by help of radio, social dance music, one of first opportunities for public integration”(Jazz). However Black musicians were out of jobs more often than white bands. That is why Duke Ellington toured Europe, because he was more respected over there.
With works such as “Birth of the Cool” and “Kind of Blue” being regarded as important intellectual advancements in jazz by many music critics. This paper will explore Miles Davis as a highly significant figure in the transition and growth of jazz in its cultural capital through his works and important artistic collaborations. This paper will explore the effect Miles Davis had on racism in the developing jazz criticism. Jazz had it's beginnings in the 1920's with New Orleans being a major centre in it's establishment as a significant addition to North American culture. As a result of a diaspora from French, Spanish, and African ethnicities during the late 19th and early 20th century, New Orleans became a cultural hub with an established black community.
With every new age group there will come change, and the people before it will not be as accepting. If you look through a timeline of, say, music, you will notice that as time has gone on, the music has gotten more sexual, more outgoing, more "evil", noisier, even stupider. Each generation needs something to set them apart, and to one-up the previous one. It is a natural way of life, proven by history. Jazz also helped many people in the years to come, the depression years, by uplifting their spirits.
Jazz music is thought of as a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement—the music’s conception and growing popularity, during a time of social strife, served as a foundation for reconciliation between the different races. Today, if jazz were able to serve the same purpose, its popularity would be revived, or increase exponentially. Moskowitz claims, “Quite a few new bands are revitalizing the form in exciting ways, mixing elements of jazz (theory, improvisation, culture and composition) with other styles to create music that is often hard to label or categorize” (Moskowitz 1). People’s inability to categorize the new music as jazz, or having characteristics of jazz, is what makes some conclude the genre is entirely
Louis Armstrong is most known for his work of Jazz. Just the nature of music and Jazz was valued more everywhere (Merod, 2011).There was an attitude shift when his music went worldwide, people where more self-asserted and motivated by him. There was a widespread stretch of knowledge of creativity all around the world causing a growing interest in African-American creativity. He strategically worked his way up and was capable of maintaining his composure in the hall of celebrities. According to research, “Armstrong pointed a way out of the rabbit hole in which music in the first decades of the twentieth century was snuggly enclosed, mostly as danceable entertainment, and only that, a diversion within the orderly world of labor’s anxiety and capital’s boredom” which is a hard thing to do in my opinion (Merod, 2011).
The term hipster was coined during the jazz age (1940s), when the term hip emerged as an adjective to describe enthusiasts of the growing music scene. The modern hipster is a composite of individuals with a certain bohemian, new-thinking lifestyle, as he or she rejects mainstream norms, and embraces and contributes to unconventional culture. Hipsters are a subculture of people that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and music, creativity, and intelligence. There are two sects of hipster: the authentic, indifferent hipster and the consumeristic hipster. One of the most prevalent ways of analyzing hipster, bohemian, and artistic identities is through consumeristic habits and ideologies.
Education needs to be affordable to all, but the notion that everyone should go to college in order to get a good job ignores reality. Education is an important pillar that facilitates economic well being of a person and improves the human resources in a country across various industries. However, there is an increasing number of Americans enrolling for college degree programs, but there is a mismatch of market requirements and what most people attain. Attaining a college degree is seen as the main avenue through which to attain Middle Class status in America, and this view ignores the fact that degrees do not have similar job prospects as well as the potential of oversupply in college degrees. This paper focuses on reasons as to why not all students should get the four years bachelor’s degree and offers alternatives to these programs.
How Jazz Positively Influenced Society I. Introduction How did jazz impact the 1920’s? Accommodated with interracial, consumption of illegal drugs, and also had many tributes of rebellious women, yet it gave people a peace of mind and some hope after World War 1 and the Great Depression. Slowly abolishing racism, jazz brought together many people from different races for the same purpose, Even though jazz had been associated with interracial sex and illegal drugs, jazz made a great influence on society because it was the prayer and answers to the poor people of urban areas and jazz helped bring the public together as a union and not groups of different races. II.
The benefits of someone going to college reach through all parts of society and incre... ... middle of paper ... ...cannot afford. If America wants to continue contending with other countries and keep pushing new ideas and innovations, college needs to become more affordable. The benefits of people going to college affect all of society and not just the individual. By choosing to go to college today, we will affect many generations to come. By more Americans going to college it will create higher paying jobs and a growing economy.