Month: March 2018

Jazzin’ it up!

Jazz music originated during the late 1800’s in a central location for Black culture; New Orleans, Louisiana. Today, Jazz music is an essential piece of

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All About that Jazz

Jazz is distinguished by the originality of its improvisation, syncopation, swing, blues feeling, and harmonic complexity. Societal forces that have shaped the history of jazz

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The Role of Jazz Music

Jazz music is a music genre that developed in the late 19th and early 20th century in New Orleans, Louisiana. By the early 19th Century,

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Jazz’d Up

Origins Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans. Jazz is related to jasm meaning “pep, energy”. During the

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Artist Bibliography – W.C handy

Handy, W. C, et al. Father of the Blues : An Autobiography. Collier Books, 1970. Hurwitt, Elliott S. “W. C. Handy” in International Dictionary of Black Composers. Chicago:

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