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Influence Of Jazz Music On Jazz

- ... Somewhere in the fight for social, political, and economic awareness, aesthetic awareness has seemed to take a back seat; however, for black people music continues to be the vehicle in which anger, sorrow, compassion, and desire for change is transformed into uplifting energy for Blacks. Jazz gradually dissolved racial tensions before World War II. The music carried a relatable message which makes the listener(s) feel at ease. Today, the social conditions American pop music faces, especially rap, are analogous to those faced by jazz music and many musicians have similar experiences....   [tags: Jazz, African American, Dizzy Gillespie]

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The Jazz Band : Sylvan Street

- Throughout my lifetime I’ve been exposed to many different styles of music. One of the most emotionally connected music styles I’ve encountered would definitely be instrumental jazz. When I was younger I mostly listened to blues and smooth jazz, but more recently I’ve been attracted to faster tracks and harder beats like those you hear in the Swing era of the 1920’s. On Tuesday, October 27th I attended the performance of the jazz band: Sylvan Street, as a part of the University of Miami’s music festival (Festival Miami)....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Jazz fusion, Smooth jazz]

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The History and Influence of Jazz in America

- Jazz is consider one of the most influential types of music an America History. Some of the greatest artist in the world have contribute to the success jazz have had not only on America History but throughout the world. This paper will explain the history of jazz, where it all came from and the effect it has had on the America Culture. Meltingpot.fortuecity.com states the in the 1930’s and 1940’s jazz was at it all time highest. Although it is unclear when jazz first started some believe jazz started in New Orleans....   [tags: Jazz, music, USA, ]

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The Music Evolution and Jazz

- Jazz comprises of a wide range of music from the ragtime to the present music listened to by many people. The music evolution has taken roughly 100 years and jazz has been put in this particular evolution as one of the music styles today. In the definition of jazz, there is no actual definition of jazz because it a composition of very many music styles hence making it hard to get the required definition that would describe it fully. Attempts being made to define jazz have a basis of traditional music that have similar characteristics as jazz but not real jazz....   [tags: jazz musicians, culture, location]

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Jazz The Sound Of The Heart

- Jazz the Sound of the Heart In a blog written by Virginia Hughes she states that “Music moves people of all cultures, Vocal Jazz and collaborations with other sub-genres such as bebop jazz, cool jazz and hard bob didn’t only affected the culture throughout the eras, but created an outlet for many artists to express their repressed feelings during difficult time periods, and allowed a strong rooted foundation for Jazz in whole to continue to develop. “Vocal Jazz” has been able to touch the deepest human emotions through the voice of the songs and powerful melodies behind them.in a way that doesn’t seem to happen with other animals....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Billie Holiday]

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The Emergence Of Jazz And Ragtime

- ... Some of his most popular pieces included the “Memphis Blues” and “St. Louis Blues”. Handy’s well known blues classics served a crucial role in spreading the popularity of blues, causing it to be played by many other popular jazz artists. As said by William Howland Kenney in “The Influence of Black Vaudeville on Early Jazz” “Early jazz giants including Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong used blues songs as the foundation for many of their most important creations, while Duke Ellington, continued to employ the blues as the primary template in his arsenal.” (235)....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Music genre, Ragtime]

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The Foundations Of Jazz : Ragtime And Blues

- ... Ragtime eventually led to more classical pieces, usually played by white orchestras that had the same “ragged” notes that so closely was related to Afro-American music. Because of this, much of ragtime relies on instruments such as the piano rather than vocal interpretations of the music. In addition, the musical tone of ragtime pieces are often very infectious and playful. Blues, on the other hand, has a different approach and style of delivery (Tirro). The blues were introduced in the mid-1800’s and were the result of the blending of African work songs with traditional English folk songs and various hymns by slaves in the rural parts of the Deep South....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Louis Armstrong, Music]

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The Genesis Of Jazz One

- To understand the genesis of Jazz one must also understand the setting of its origin, New Orleans. The city was founded by the French in 1718, then in 1763 the city ceded to Spain and remained under Spanish control until later being returned to the French in 1803, and then was immediately sold to the United States under the Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans was also heavily populated by African slaves making up 30% of the total population of the city at this time; so New Orleans was experiencing a lot of cultural diversity and was being shaped and molded by the many different fashions of people who lived in the city....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Music, African American]

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Mike Stern : An American Jazz Guitarist

- Mike Stern is an American jazz guitarist known presently for his solo work and previously as the guitarist for legendary trumpeter Miles Davis in the early 1980s. Much of Stern’s compositions and improvisations incorporate a variety of musical styles including rock, blues and jazz traditions. Big Neighborhood is Stern’s 14th solo album released in 2009. The album is recognized for its eclectic musical styles and guest artist collaborations. As one reviewer states, “Big Neighborhood’s styles range from blazing jazz-fusion to African tinged exotica and trippy Middle Eastern journeys.” (Widran, 2009)....   [tags: Jazz, Miles Davis, Jazz fusion, Pat Metheny]

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The Jazz Age Of African Americans

- ... Armstrong is an important figure in jazz and its creation, for example, his aggressive jazz swinging was almost entirely imitated by most jazz performers later in the century. Many performers were important during the jazz age, such as the founders of jazz and artists who performed the art itself; consequently, numerous of those artists came from New Orleans. Although New Orleans was a cultivating society, it was mixed with French language, music, and tradition. New Orleans flourished with Creole traditions; creole is a person who is French and African American descent....   [tags: Jazz, African American, New York City]

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Louis Armstrong : The King Of Jazz

- Louis Armstrong was known as the King of jazz, a trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful voice. Known for his skills on being able improvise, he would bend and twist the many lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effect. As his popularity grew in the mid-20th century America when racism was more prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Kid Ory, New Orleans]

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Jazz Music And Its Influences

- Jazz is one of the only uniquely American forms of music. Its roots date back all the way to the Atlantic slave trade. Jazz is still alive and well today. This paper will walk you through Jazz’s rich history. We’ll start with the basics of African music and its influences. Then we will take you through the decades leading to modern Jazz. In the early 19th century, the Atlantic slave trade had brought close to five hundred thousand African slaves to the United States. The slaves had brought ingrained musical traditions with them....   [tags: Jazz, Miles Davis, Blues, Duke Ellington]

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The Between Blues And Jazz

- The interaction between Blues and Jazz can be discerned when the origins of both music are scrutinized. The development of one is hidden in the roots of one another and both use similar sound patterns for instance. In this paper the readers will be presented a brief history of Blues & Jazz within the similarities of the two. If we trace back to the history of Blues music, the impact of African-American tradition is seen quite apparently. Blues music evolved from the songs sung by West African griots, the southern Black American songs of sadness and despair, and more hopeful Christian spirituals....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, African American culture, Rock music]

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Jazz Music : Blues And Ragtime

- The evolvement of jazz throughout the years has been an interesting one. Blues and Ragtime are just two simple innovations that has allowed for many variations in the jazz genre. Both of these genres have their similarities and differences in how they influenced jazz music through: improvisation, syncopation, and experimentation. Ragtime and Blues are different in that they originated from different places. Blues developed in the south. Blues is mainly a vocal music. It was emotional, in that the earliest form was singing and hand clapping....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Music, Jelly Roll Morton]

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Jazz During The Harlem Renaissance

- Jazz during the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a major artistic movement in the early Twentieth Century. The movement impacted all types of art including music, paintings, and literature and even influenced the cultural setting to an extent. The Harlem Renaissance was an artistic revolution that took place in the 1920s where African American artists, writers, philosophers and artists sought to foster a rich black culture within the great melting pot of America. Alain Lock promoted a trend, which led to more political aggressiveness, and a self-confident perspective of identity and racial delight prompted the establishment of the idea of the “new negro.” (1) Also during the 1...   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Swing music, Duke Ellington]

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The Music Of Jazz Music

- Jazz music is one of the only musical genres originally developed in the United States. Almost all other forms of music come from other parts of the world, obviously predating the creation of the jazz. This is perhaps why jazz music is one of the most diverse, original, spontaneous, and wild forms of music. Jazz music draws from a rich history of African, Latin American, and European influences. Jazz was created at time in which women in the United States were making great progress in securing equal rights....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Blues, New Orleans]

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I Attended The Sac State Jazz

- On March 3, 2016, I attended the Sac State Jazz Ensembles with guests Pleasant Grove High School Jazz Ensemble. This was my very first Jazz concert that I ever went. The collection of the showcase was by Mike Souliere the director. I expected to be a remarkable entertainment event with all the live jazz music. On this very concert many perform different kinds of music rhythm and melody, which was a nice sound each song the musicians plays. The program began as possible that performers were ready as the audience applauded, which led the performers to play the first song “A Little Minor Booze.” I never knew jazz was this manifest music sound that all the instruments were playing and making an...   [tags: Music, Tempo, Jazz, Performance]

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The Origins Of Jazz Music

- This essay, as the title suggests, will be about the origins of jazz music. Starting from the roots when African slaves arrived in North America, they helped the development and the emergence of early jazz a great deal. It is also important to not forget the significance of the Congo Square which kept the music alive in New Orleans, never letting it die out. Then, continuing on with the slavery theme, the essay will talk about why and how jazz music appeared in its widely considered birth place, New Orleans....   [tags: Jazz, Blues, Louis Armstrong, New Orleans]

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Jazz : A Musical Genre

- Jazz Jazz is a musical genre born in the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States, which expanded globally over the twentieth century. The genre developed in embryo from the traditions of West Africa, Europe and North America found their pot in the African American community living in the southern United States. In the words of folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax, jazz is a musical gumbo, a result of the melting pot, the melting pot that was the southern country. Geographically, jazz emerged in the state of Louisiana, specifically in the area of influence of New Orleans (home of jazz musical style and main center during the early days of jazz), where large shipmen...   [tags: African American, Jazz, Southern United States]

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Jazz in Invisible Man

- “You can’t touch music—it exists only at the moment it is being apprehended—and yet it can profoundly alter how we view the world and our place in it” (“Preface” 7).1 Music is a form of art enjoyed by millions of people each day. It is an art that has continued through decades and can be seen in many different ways. That is why Ellison chooses to illustrate his novel with jazz. Jazz music in Invisible Man gives feelings that Ellison could never explain in words. In Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, the narrator’s search for his identity can be compared to the structure of a jazz composition....   [tags: jazz music, Ellison, literary analysis, novel]

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Influence Of Jazz On The Genre Of Blues And Ragtime

- Contributions to Jazz Jazz, being art itself, cannot be culturally or stylistically be defined by one or two characteristics. In this paper, I will argue that the development of jazz was mainly contributed by the genre of blues and ragtime. Blue and ragtime both show characteristics that contrast each other as well as conjoin to form the art of jazz. Both genres, however, contribute to the formation of jazz and are culturally influenced by the African-American population, therefore creating black nationalism in the twentieth century....   [tags: Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, African American]

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Jazz and It's History

- Jazz and It's History Jazz started when World War I had just ended and a social revolution was on it's way. Customs and values of previous were rejected. Life was to be lived to the fullest. This was also known as the era of the "lost generations," and the "flapper" with her rolled stockings, short skirts, and straight up-and-down look. They disturbed their elders in the casino, night clubs, and speakeasies that replaced the ballrooms of prewar days. Dancing became more informal - close of the nineteenth century in the unpleasant dance halls and whorehouses of the South and Midwest where the word Jazz commonly meant sexual intercourse....   [tags: Music Art Jazz History]

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Long Live Jazz, By Seth Colter

- ... Musicians like Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk were not bound by or to the origins of jazz music. Just because something starts a certain way does not mean it should remain that way for the sake of the art form’s conception. Change is inevitable and these artists embraced that in the most successful way possible. In order to better understand the changes that jazz has undergone, contrast Tuba Skinny’s “Deep Henderson” and Wallace Roney’s “Nia.” Skinny’s composition is an Early/ Traditional Jazz song from 1923....   [tags: Jazz, Miles Davis, Funk, Herbie Hancock]

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The Reception Of 1920s Jazz With A Club Like Atmosphere

- ... The colors that were given to us to use for the event were black, white, yellow, cobalt blue, teal, burnt orange, and red. We brainstormed for the supplies that we would need to replicate the Cotton Club. We decided on purchases lanterns with LED lights to set the mood, feathers, pearls, chalkboard pant, paintbrushes, and drink supplies. For the panels that we made we purchased black, white, blue, and red paint. The designs for the panels were bricks and windows looking into the cotton club and had a silhouette of a person....   [tags: Jazz Age, 1920s, Jazz, Roaring Twenties]

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The Harlem Renaissance, By The Way Jazz Music

- The Harlem Renaissance is a period of time where music grew and diversified dramatically. This era is when the birth of jazz and blues music took its initiative and created an identity for many musicians to express themselves through the power of music. Ralph Ellison, and various other imperative Harlem Renaissance figures, “transformed pain into art” by the way jazz music conveyed the moral urgency of the freedom struggle and racial segregation, while expressing and helping to sustain the courage of the extraordinary ordinary people who were at the heart of it....   [tags: Black people, African American, Jazz, Race]

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Miles Davis and the Evolution of Jazz

-      Who was Miles Davis and why was he such an important element in the music of Jazz. Miles Davis, as we would know him, was born Miles Dewey Davis in Alton, Illinois on the 25th of May 1926 to a middle-class black family.. A couple of years later, Miles went on to St. Louis where he grew up. Since he was a youngster, Miles' hobby was to collect records and play them over without getting tired of them. Since his family knew Miles was so interested in the music of his time, primarily Jazz, for his thirteenth birthday Miles received his first trumpet, although he had been playing since the age of nine....   [tags: The Jazz Revolution]

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Correlation between Baroque Music and Cool Jazz

- ... Monteverdi, the composer who defined prima and seconda practica is known for using the seconda practica in his compositions. He believed that seconda practica with its unconventional dissonances, and unanticipated harmonies, was a more affecting and emotional style. In Baroque composition one of the most important creations established early on was the concept of contrast in volume and tempo. The use of harsh dissonances and unusual harmonies ties back in with the Theory of Affections. In the Baroque era one of the most important establishments was the concept of contrast....   [tags: structure, improvisatory, analogous, jazz]

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Free Living in Fitzgerald´s Echoes of the Jazz Age

- ... This was not only a lifestyle but a social trend during the 20’s. Girls changed how they felt about their husbands and their lives. Fitzgerald says that “a world of girls yearned for the young Englishman; the old American groaned in his sleep as he waited to be poisoned by his wife”(14). This means that girls didn't care about their marriage, because they did not want to be tied down. When he says “contented young mother asking my wife's advice about "having an affair right away," though she had no one especially in mind, "because don't you think it's sort of undignified when you get much over thirty?"(18), you can see that even though that they did not have anyone in mind to have an aff...   [tags: jazz, free, care]

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The Spring Jazz Collaboration, Swing Band And Madrigal Ensemble

- I attended “The Spring Jazz Collaboration” featuring the “CSI Jazz Combo”, “Swing Band”, and “Madrigal Ensemble” on March 9th. At first I thought it was just going to be three people playing the saxophone, the drums, and the bass. I was obviously wrong. Each song had their unique sound. I really liked how each musician had their own solo because it helped me hear the instrument and know what they sound like and that’s coming from a person who had never experienced a Jazz concert. The concert was broken up into four different sections....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Saxophone, Singing]

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Social Injustice for African Americans in Toni Morrison's Novel, Jazz

- Social Injustice for African Americans in Toni Morrison's Novel, Jazz Jazz, a novel by Toni Morrison, explores many different aspects of African American life in the early part of the twentieth century. This novel tells a story of the difficulties faced by black families living in the United States. Toni Morrison describes in detail a few of the upsetting situations they had to face. She also subtly throughout the book places one or two lines that tell a tale of injustice. Jazz is a novel filled with many stories of inequality affecting the black community....   [tags: Jazz]

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Lewis Armstrong And His Influence On Jazz History

- ... It seemed that everyone wanted to see his performance. Armstrong, born in June, 1900 in the New Orleans slums, the grandson of slaves. His father was a factory worker, and his mother was a maid. His parents were illiterate and they divided when was very young. Little Louis lived with his mother, and they had a hard life. But Louis always smiled to everything. He later wrote: “My whole life was happy because I was pleased to accept whatever life gave me, no matter what happened, for me it is always beautiful, I love others.” He learned to play the cornet, which laid a solid foundation for his lifelong music career....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Trumpet, Blues]

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What Jazz Techniques Did Sidney Bechet Use

- My research question was, what jazz techniques did Sidney Bechet use and how can I use these to compose my own clarinet piece. There were different research processes used to find the answer to my question and they were: the internet, books, an interview, videos and music. These processes were useful to me as the information was accessed easily and effectively. Each process was used to find a different aspect of my research and allowed me to discover different angles and opinions on the topic. Using books, interviews and videos were new research processes for me and I discovered that they are very useful when conducting the research for this topic....   [tags: Music, Musical notation, Jazz, Meter]

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I Attended The `` Uic Jazz Ensemble ' At 7

- On February 17th, I attended the “UIC Jazz Ensemble” at 7 in the evening. The concert was located at the Illinois room in Student Center East. The concert director was Mr. Andy Baker, and he is one of the music professors at UIC. Besides, he is a lead trombonist of the Chicago Jaz Ensemble, co-leader of the sextet BakerzMillion. He is also a first-call theatre and studio musician. The lights in the room were pretty dim, and the room was filled with audiences. I noticed that there were a total of nineteen musicians performing that evening, and a lady jazz singer accompanied the musicians throughout the concert....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Saxophone, African American]

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Analysis Of Bfa Recital By Berta Moreno Jazz

- ... These varied accents brought a vibrant and more flexible feel to the audience where it showed the band’s own expression. For the other musicians to follow her cue and remember the tempo of the piece, she began to snap her fingers and called out one two, one two beat out loud. Then Perepelica adds deep, low pitches of the double bass while playing a moderate motion of drawing the bow back and forth. Throughout the piece ,Steijin played simultaneously by tapping the edge of the cymbal and maintaining the tempo even though there were a few pauses and variations....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Baritone saxophone, Saxophone]

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Historical Origins And Development Of The Cool Jazz Movement

- An Analysis of the Historical Origins and Development of the “Cool Jazz” Movement in Mid-20th Century America This historical analysis defines the origins and the development of the “cool jazz” movement in the post-WWII era of United States history. The originations of “cool” begin with the mellow and more relaxed expression of jazz by Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and other musicians that defined a contrasting tonal approach to jazz than the fast-paced music of the Be-bop movement. Davis’ album Birth of the Cool defines the trend towards slower placed and more relaxed musical arrangements that were defined as “cool” in the counter culture of jazz music....   [tags: Jazz, African American, Miles Davis, Bebop]

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A History of Jazz and Classical Music

- Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong study of Jazz or Classical music, and a few exceptional musicians have actually mastered both....   [tags: Jazz Classical Music]

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Miles Davis: One of the Greatest Jazz Musicians of All Time

- It would be an understatement to say that Miles Dewey Davis III was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Widely considered one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in the history of music of the twentieth century, Miles Davis has played an integral role in shaping the sounds of jazz, one of the few uniquely and entirely American genres. Needless to say, the brilliant artistry that coolly flowed from his trumpet speaks for itself and clearly shows what a phenomenally inventive and talented musician he was....   [tags: Jazz Music Essays]

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Lil Hardin Armstrong And The Southern Jazz Scene

- ... However, she returned to Chicago before the completion of the tour because she felt it was putting a strain on her recent marriage to singer Jimmy Johnson. The couple’s time together was short, however, and they were divorced by the time the band returned to Chicago. The New Orleans Creole Jazz Band was taken over by Joseph Oliver in 1922 and renamed King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. The band’s return to Chicago was a definite success: they drew bigger crowds than ever before and received excellent reviews....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, New Orleans, Earl Hines]

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Compare and Contrast between Popular Music and Jazz

-     Music expresses what words cannot express; music reflects the improvement of the society; music calms our hearts and inspires people. Everyone enjoys music because he or she can have good moods while listening to music. Composers express their feelings in songs. Some put in their ideas about nature, politics and life, others write songs to reflect the progression of society. Popular music in the Gilded Age and jazz music in the Roaring Twenties are examples of music which correspond to the society’s movement....   [tags: Gilded age, jazz music, roaring twenties]

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Louis Armstrong : The Foundation Of Jazz Music And Helped It Become What It Is Today

- Louis Armstrong once said, “When you play jazz, you don’t lie. You play from the heart. If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out.” Armstrong truly had “it” in him; there is no doubt that his heart was completely full of jazz. Because of this passion deep in his soul, he made a lasting impact on the world of jazz that still continues to affect our lives. The life, role, and contributions of Louis Armstrong helped lay the foundation of jazz music and helped it become what it is today. To begin, Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 in the worst part of New Orleans, the “Battlefield” in black Storyville (Harker, 2005, p....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, New Orleans]

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The Omniscient Narrator in Toni Morrison's Jazz

-   In her sixth novel Jazz, Toni Morrison "makes use of an unusual storytelling device: an unnamed, intrusive, and unreliable narrator" ("Toni Morrison" 13).  From the onset of the novel, many readers question the reliability of the narrator due to the fact that this "person" seems to know too many intimate personal details, inner thoughts, and the history of so many characters.  Although as readers we understand an omniscient narrator to be someone intimately close with the character(s), the narrator of Jazz is intrusive, moving in and out of far too many of the characters' lives to be reliable.  No one person could possibly know and give as much information as this narrator does. ...   [tags: Toni Morrison, Jazz Essays]

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Black Music in Toni Morrison's Jazz

- “With the writing of Jazz, Morrison takes on new tasks and new risks. Jazz, for example, doesn’t fit the classic novel format in terms of design, sentence structure, or narration. Just like the music this novel is named after, the work is improvisational.” -www.enotes.com/jazz/ “As rich in themes and poetic images as her Pulitzer Prize- winning Beloved…. Morrison conjures up hand of slavery on Harlem’s jazz generation. The more you listen, the more you crave to hear.”-Glamour Toni Morrison’s Jazz is an eclectic reading based on elements of African American culture that produce, surround, and are an integral part of literary text....   [tags: Toni Morrison, Jazz 2014]

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Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz

- Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in New Orleans. He grew up singing on the streets of New Orleans at a young age and had a troubled childhood. At the age of twelve he was placed in the Waif’s Home For Boys for firing a gun into the air....   [tags: Louis Stachmo Armstrong Jazz Music Essays]

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Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons

- Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons What is jazz music. A single definition cannot be found. Many writers have attempted to define jazz music only to regress to trying to define what it does. Even this approach is difficult. Writers have only been able to find broad areas to agree up, such as agreeing that jazz is music. But alas, even this is a shortcoming in the eyes of some. Jazz has been so many things throughout it long and illustrious history that it's even hard to point out its origins, which stem from many places, many styles of music, and many people....   [tags: Jazz Influence Kansas City]

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Deceptive First Impressions in Morrison's Jazz

- Deceptive First Impressions in Morrison's Jazz         The novel Jazz by Toni Morrison is an extremely well written account of black life during the mid 1850's to the late 1920's. Morrison manipulates the three main character's personas while analyzing their lives to show the effect that a person's history has on their present day life. The most interesting thing I found concerning this novel has the way in which Toni Morrison was able to  present you with a first impression of the characters, then proceed through history, to give you a new conception of their character....   [tags: Toni Morrison Jazz Essays]

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Music Is The Building Blocks Of Jazz Music That Create Its Unique Musical Features And Support Its Development

- ... In jazz culture, it was considered as the main instrument for not only jazz composition, but also improvising performance. With its wide range of pitches and the easiness of improvisation, it took part as the main rhythms and melodies for Cécile’s performance. The drum sets which provided the supporting rhythm were comprised of several tenor drums, a bass drum that created very low and deep sounds and four crash cymbals which created more high and crispy sounds. The most interesting instrument in the performance was the double bass....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Piano, Blues]

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Macroeconomic Environment of the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in the United States

- The following paper will analyse the macroeconomic environment of the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom in order to be able to apply the five forces model according to Michael E. Porter. The BC is located in Bethesda, near Washington and can be described as a high-class entertainment nightclub. The concept of the club is to offer food and beverages accompanied by blues and jazz music, which is played by artists from all over the US. According to the limited amount of seats, the guests are able to experience the artists’ performance in a sonorous and exclusive environment....   [tags: pest analysis, bathesda blues, jazz club]

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Jazz Concert Review

- Jazz Concert Review I enjoy and listen to variety of music from classical music to rap music. I have attended many concerts, mostly symphony bands concerts. However, interestingly, through whole my life, I have never experienced jazz music and I have never been to jazz concert. Therefore, it was hard for me to decide which jazz concerts would give me most pleasure and exciting experience. I researched for jazz concerts listing and I have decided to go to the Ron Eschete Trio Concerts because it was held closed to my house and was free....   [tags: Music Jazz Musical Review Essays]

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The Bebop and Cool Jazz Eras of the 40’s and 50’s

- Jazz music of the 1940’s and 1950’s was defined by a history of change since its beginning at the dawn of the 20th century. Almost every decade brought a new flavor to the movement, and by the 1940’s jazz had developed into a mature, complex form of music, with many nuances and avenues for continued change. It is important to trace the early movements in jazz to better understand the innovations of the Bebop and Cool jazz eras of the 40’s and 50’s. The first appearance of jazz was at the turn of the century in New Orleans and is called “Dixieland Jazz,” or “Classic Jazz.” It developed out of music for street parades in the black community....   [tags: Jazz Essays]

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The Similarities Between Classical Music and Ellington's Jazz

- One of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century can be seen in the debasing of the Jazz genre as a unworthy equal to it’s predecessor, European Classical music. This can be seen in various statements about Jazz, such as Boris Gibalin commit, “The “Jazz Mania” has taken on the character of a lingering illness and must be cured by means of forceful intervention.”1 This conflict can be traced through out the history of Jazz, as Classical composers have relatively disregarded this new type of music....   [tags: Classical Music Duke Ellington Jazz]

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Toni Morrison’s Jazz: Joe Trace and The Oedipus Complex

- In his psychoanalytic excerpt, “The Oedipus Complex”, Sigmund Freud ruminates on how children develop bonds with their parents. According to Freud, children develop intimate bonds with parents by adopting the roles and values of the parent whose sex they share. Conversely, the parent of the opposite sex becomes a cherished object of affection. The Oedipus Complex implies that a boy adopts his father’s identity (and roles) in the hope of gaining the affection of his mother. Inevitably, the boy’s attempts to become his father and live out the role of husband/wife between himself and his mother is bound to fail....   [tags: Toni Morrison, Jazz 2014]

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The History of Jazz

- Jazz is a music genre believed to have begun at the beginning of the 20th, where scholars argue that its birth came from African-American communities of the Southern United States. It is argued that it was the first American music style that influenced music globally, and that its growth came from the post Civil War and Emancipation era. This was a time when freed slaves were able to travel, spreading their African culture of rhythm and tonality with them, facilitated by the availability of instruments from the bands of Civil War Armies....   [tags: american blues, louis armstrong, genre]

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The Jazz Age

- “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.”(Depp) In the Twenties in America music did just that. The power of music goes far beyond our imagination. In the 1920’s, commonly known as the Jazz Age, music touched a generation and was the driving force for a new social revolution. Jazz music changed the way music was played and listened too. Jazz is known as a style of music that is free from rules. This Idea of being “free for rules” was not only applied to music but also to the people’s lifestyles, especially the youth....   [tags: music, industry]

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Origins of Jazz

- Origins of Jazz Perhaps the greatest cultural and musical origination in all of American history; jazz offers a unique sincerity and magnetism that has withstood the test of time. From its humble beginnings in New Orleans, jazz quickly spread throughout the United States and soon became an illustrious component of American culture. This art form not only offered a distinct and musically euphonic prospect, but also gave voice to the African American community. The development of jazz tore down barriers and confines forever shaping music and culture around the world....   [tags: Cultural, Musical Origination, Music History]

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The Jazz Age

- The era of the Roaring Twenties, was a time of great societal change. Many of these changes were greatly influenced by jazz music. During this time, the country was coming out of World War I and the attitude of most people was dark and dismal. Dance and music clubs became tremendously popular in an effort to improve the quality of life for many people. After experiencing the death and destruction caused by World War I, young men and women were ready for a change. They wanted to forget about misery of wartime and instead, focus on enjoying themselves as much as possible....   [tags: Music History ]

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The Jazz Singer

- The Jazz Singer, released in 1927, is a black and white film that centers on a young man who wishes to conquer his dreams in becoming a professional jazz singer. This film, directed by Alan Crosland, demonstrates new developments from the decade of the 1920’s. During the decade, many new advances; such as the introduction of musicals and other technological advancements, were created. The Jazz Singer utilized these new advances of the decade and incorporated them into each scene. This is evident due to the elements of being the first talkie film, the introduction of the new musical genre and the introduction of the Hollywood stars system....   [tags: music, film, musicals, technological advancement]

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The Beginning of Jazz and the Effects Early Jazz Had in the 1920s

- ... The Harlem Renaissance began in New York in 1918, but started to prosper in the early 1920s. The Renaissance was originally a literary movement; however, it would quickly turn into an “Arts” movement, thus making Harlem the black cultural center of America (Shadwick 35). Around the time “everything Harlem” was growing, Ragtime and other musical styles of the late 1800s – early 1900s were fading. Jazz was growing and could be found everywhere. In bars, street corners, speakeasies, night clubs; if it had any type of entertainment involved, Jazz would be there....   [tags: music genres]

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Jazz and the Charleston in the 1920's

- What comes to mind when thinking of the 1920’s. Most people think of the freedom the United States felt after World War I and that is exactly what jazz and the Charleston symbolize (Boundless.com par. 1). Jazz and the Charleston were extremely controversial in the 1920’s because they promoted a new way of thinking, which outraged the older generations (Knowles 160). Older generations did not like the fact that young people were becoming more and more daring with their actions just by playing music and dancing (Boundless.com par....   [tags: african americans, tribal dances, africa]

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Jazz and The Charleston in The 1920's

- What comes to mind when thinking of the 1920’s. Most people think of the freedom the United States felt after World War I and that is exactly what jazz and the Charleston symbolize (Boundless.com par. 1). Jazz and the Charleston were extremely controversial in the 1920’s because they promoted a new way of thinking, which outraged the older generations (Knowles 160). Older generations did not like the fact that young people were becoming more and more daring with their actions just by playing music and dancing (Boundless.com par....   [tags: freedom, world war I, african americans]

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The Influence of Jazz Around the World

- Jazz music originated in the late 1800s in the southern area of the United States. Its’ specific birthplace is New Orleans, Louisiana. It was the first genre of music to adopt other genres of music and blend them together. When the topic of music is brought up, many artists often refer to New Orleans as being the Melting Pot of Sound. Genres that were adopted by jazz are opera, folk music, blues, a variety of church music, ragtime, and African drumming. All of those sounds merged together and became the face of jazz....   [tags: Music]

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History and Legacy of Jazz Music

- In the 1920s, through the streets of New Orleans, a familiar sound could be heard escaping from the walls of the night clubs. The sultry saxophone solos and the strange scatting selections filled the air. The style was new and spontaneous. This new genre incorporated the styles from gospel hymns, blues, and ragtime, yet was completely different in its own way. The sound, with its new techniques that gave it a raw uniqueness, was able to capture America's curiousness, and make many fall head over heels for the new infectious sound....   [tags: Music Genre, New Orleans]

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Influence of Jazz on American Culture

- Influence of Jazz on American Culture Now a days, many believe that jazz is not that important of music genre, but with our history, jazz plays a big role. “Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but it is a gift that America has given to the world.”, quoted by Ahmad Alaadeen. Jazz in the 1920’s opened the eyes of whites and invited them into African American culture; it evolved Americans to where we are today since it brought a change to the music scene, an acceptance of African Americans, and a change of lifestyles....   [tags: music, african americans, genres]

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Jazz Culture and Miles Davis

- This generation is severely lacking cultural diversity. The United States school system feeds its students “American History,” but some believe it has only educated them on a few main points in history, and most of them have been from the view point of Euro-Centric America, and not the Melting Pot America is. There is so much to American history that even Americans are not aware of, however this generation is so consumed with celebrities, technological advancements, and up-to-date fashion. There is so much technology and access to the past, and yet most people do not take advantage of it....   [tags: history of music genres]

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Louis Armstrong and The Jazz Mecca

- The Jazz Mecca There’s a relaxing feeling that comes over me when I tune in to 90.9FM on the radio on my way to school. There aren’t many people my age that listen to jazz, though. I told a friend of mine to listen to a standard that I’d heard earlier that day, and he told me he turned it off as soon as he recognized the genre, telling me that “it’s old-folk music, I can’t take it seriously”. Although I didn’t take his comment to heart, I really thought about our generation and why jazz music isn’t as popular nowadays....   [tags: music, racism, poverty]

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The 1920’s and The Jazz Singer

- The 1920’s and The Jazz Singer The Roaring twenties refers to the decade of 1920 when society was flourishing culturally and economically. This was when new technologies such as the automobile and telephone were being introduced and when artistically, it was booming. Hollywood was growing at a rapid pace because the newly established art form of entertaining, the movie, was a huge success. Movies were a respectable mode of entertainment and were relatively cheap. In 1927, Alan Crosland’s The Jazz Singer emerged as a trend setter and the new model for movies forever changed....   [tags: The Roaring Twenties, American History]

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The Jazz Age: Hear It Roar

- There were many important events that have occurred during the history of our country. Some have been filled with turmoil, while others have shown prosperity. Examples of turmoil are World War I and World War II. The Jazz Age did not let the bad times affect them. They are many ways that this time period is considered great. The Jazz Age was the greatest era in American history because of the characteristics and the economic prosperity that defined the 1920s as well as the styles and behaviors of the people who lived during this time, as seen through the characters in F....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Great Gatsby, Analysis]

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Jazz During the Roaring Twenties

- The Roaring Twenties were a time of prosperity, happiness, liveliness, and new ways. One of the many new ideas that were introduced was jazz music. Jazz fit the atmosphere perfectly, with it's upbeat and exciting sounds. Although jazz seemed to be a new world-wide obsession, there were people who saw it in a different light, one that was a lot darker, perhaps even evil. These people had negative opinions about the music, and saw it as a, "cause of loosening morals and frightening dislocation". The different generations had completely different views on the rapid change, and both views were just as correct, but only one was logical....   [tags: music, dancing, racism]

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Youth Behaviors and The Jazz Age

- In the 1920s the youth made a break from the traditional way of life. This caused much misunderstanding from the old who didn’t like nor wanted to understand the new behaviors of the youth of the day. The decade didn’t just give birth to an age of jazz and rebellious behavior but an age of expression of one’s self, a time of fun and testing one’s human limits. Even though the 1920s were about more than just jazz, Jazz played a big part in the decade. Louis Armstrong was more than just a trumpet player; he was the father of scat singing which is using syllables instead of words....   [tags: rebellious behavior, women, underage drinking]

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Louis Armstrong: "Pops" of Jazz

- Louis Armstrong, asked to define jazz, said “if you’ve got to ask, you’ll never know” (Cooke and Horn 2). As he put it, jazz has been an ever evolving genre. Armstrong’s style itself became out of step with a public demand by the early 40s (Larkin 246). Yet, even as Armstrong fell out of style, he greatly influenced later jazz artists. Armstrong’s creation of scat singing – vocal with random syllables – has been imitated by other musicians. Armstrong’s sophisticated pitch choice and extended range of his trumpet was revered and imitated....   [tags: Biography, Scat Singing]

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The Roaring Twenties And The Jazz Age

- nela Sljoka Casperson 5 AP English 3 28 January 2015 The Reflection of the Roaring Twenties in The Great Gatsby The Roaring 20’s or the Jazz Age is memorable for many Americans in terms of big achievements in many aspects of people’s lives and their American dreams. However, there are multiple points revealed undertones of roughness and superficiality, which eventually led to disillusionment. The Great Gatsby echoes with era depictions of the 1920s and portrays the contrast between traditional and corrupted values which are made prevalent through through relations and descriptions of the characters, the theme of the novel, and the setting as a whole....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Roaring Twenties]

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The Birthplace Of Jazz And Louis Armstrong

- ... The city was named after Duke Philippe d 'Orléans, who was France 's head of state at the time (Briney). With the help of Native Americans, the French were able to establish the city of New Orleans. The Native American Choctaw Nation helped the French navigate the waters and land of the region. The local Biloxi Indians helped the French as the harsh environment factors affected crops and water supply. They also aided the French when illness began to spread. During the early 1700s, the French managed to explore the region, establish settlements and military outposts, and engage in political and economic relations with the American Indians (Bunn and Williams)....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi River]

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Reflection of a Jazz Concert

- Attending for the first time at a jazz concert was a great experience; it was performed at the Wolfson Campus. The instruments that took part of it were the drums, piano, saxophone and bass. The piano was the one that mostly called my attention, the pianist was Lynne Arriale, even though at first she had troubles adjusting the amplifier, the melody and rhythm of it was perfect, it made me want to follow the rhythm during the whole concert. The swing and syncopation, improvisation, bent notes and modes helped to keep a great rhythm during the whole performance....   [tags: music, rhythm, instrument ]

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The Historical Genesis of Jazz

- When tracing the sources of any artform it is easy to get lost. Sure, one can connect the dots from one milestone to another before finally arriving at a defining moment in said artform's history, yet sometimes the dots don't line up that easily. In the case of jazz there are too many factors from too many cultures to make the case for a straight timeline to its beginnings; in fact its history plays more like two or three parallel timelines which finally come to a head to create a new artform. Yet confusing as this may seem it is only fitting that a form of music known mostly for its sense of improvisation should enjoy such a varied, piecemeal background....   [tags: Music ]

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Langston Hughes: A Jazz Poet

- Langston Hughes (James Mercer Langston Hughes) was a poet, columnist, dramatist, essayist, lyricist, and novelist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes, like others, was active in the Harlem Renaissance, and he had a strong sense of racial pride. Through his poem, novels, short stories, plays, and kids books, he promoted equality, condemned racism, and injustice, and celebrated African American culture, and humor. (Illinois). Langston Hughes was the son of Carrie Mercer Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes....   [tags: dramatis, essayist, lyricist, novelist]

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Jazz, Society, and Technology

- Jazz, Society, and Technology History is often written as if there is a defining moment where everything changes. However, it is most often the case that a series of events and stressors are the culprits of such change, as is the case of the decline of jazz’s popularity. Some point to The Beatles landing in JFK airport and others say Elvis’s television appearance. In reality, there were many evolvements both, technological and cultural, that lead to what some may call the “great decline” in music history....   [tags: Music History, American Culture]

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Franco and TPOK Jazz

- Congolese guitarist, singer, bandleader and composer Francois Luambo Makiadi (Franco) “the sorcerer of the guitar” was 20th century Africa’s most important musician; he was the greatest. My opinion is amply supported by the recent release of two double CD retrospectives Francophonic Volume 1(1953-1979) & 2 (1980-1989). The sets demonstrate Franco’s amazing longevity, prolificacy, and innovation. From 1950 until his death in 1989, he record over a thousand songs, created a dominate style of African guitar playing, trained generations of musicians, and attained a status equivalent in Africa to Elvis or the Beatles in the West....   [tags: Music Review]

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Jazz historiography

- The rapid development of jazz in both the United States and Europe generated a number of diverse musical expressions, including musics that most listeners today would not recognize as “jazz” music. In order to remedy this situation, jazz musicians and critics after 1930 began to codify what “real” jazz encompassed, and more importantly, what “real” jazz did not encompass. This construction of authenticity, often demarcated along racial lines, served to relegate several artists and styles (those outside a “mainstream” to the margins of historiography....   [tags: American Culture, Music]

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Jazz Age

- music alike ( Windfield 240). A lot of musicians were involved, from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington. The Jazz movement affected United States history and the future music industry in a variety of ways. Initially, the first jazz is said to have been played by funeral bands that wailed music full of soul and sadness as the followed horse drawn hearses down the streets of New Orleans. It was blues music though (Winfield 157). Many historians mark the start of the “Jazz Age” on November 12, 1917- the day the Department of the Navy closed a thirty-eight square-block neighborhood known as storyville in the city of New Orleans....   [tags: Music, Armstrong, Ellington]

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Jazz Music

- The Beginning The word “jazz” did not become commonplace until around 1920 even though it had spent the preceding decade establishing itself as a musical genre. A mix of European harmony and African rhythm, blended with the current styles of the time such as ragtime and rhythm and blues, Jazz can be seen as an amalgamation of different cultures and has had huge influences on, and evolved concurrently with, American society in the past century. The birthplace of jazz is the subject of much more controversy than its undoubted influence on society....   [tags: musicology, history, blues]

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Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s

- Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s Music is an art that has been in this world for tens of thousands of years and has proven its abilities to bring people together and sometimes even make people happy. Although the jazz era ended almost a century ago, this time influenced by Louis Armstrong was a huge cultural shift that still remains in our society in which African-Americans are a vast part of our music industry amongst pop, rap, reggae, and more. Jazz was a unique form of music, there had never been anything like it before....   [tags: trumpeter, african-american culture]

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