History of Jazz

/*! elementor – v3.8.1 – 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Its Origins Jazz is recognized as a diverse musical genre that places a focus on improvisation, intricate harmony, and syncopated rhythms. With roots in blues and ragtime, jazz is a musical style that first appeared in the African-American neighborhoods of New […]

JJ Johnson: Jazz trombonist

Often referred to as the “Charlie Parker of the Trombone” , JJ Johnson dominated his instrument for more than 40 years becoming known for his stellar composition and instrumentation. Due to his unique musical dexterity and fluency he has been dubbed on of the best trombonists of all time. /*! elementor – v3.8.0 – 30-10-2022 […]

Hepcats to Hipsters: An Evolution of Subculture

/*! elementor – v3.8.0 – 30-10-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Overview and Thesis During the 1940s, after the peak of jazz hit around the 1920s and 1930s, a new genre of music was created: bebop. Swing and big band jazz ruled the black community in previous decades, as their high-tempo danceability […]

Jazz-Creator of Bebop

/*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} History Dizzy Gillespie is a leading figure in the creation of bebop, his influence is still prevalent to this day. Gillespie  popularized bebop with his trumpet playing skills. He was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, educator, and singer. He was known […]

Jazz: The Iconic John Coltrane

JOHN COLTRANE Introduction: John Coltrane  was  an american jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, an iconic figure of 20th-century jazz. He collaborated with a lot of famous musicians and also inspired many. Although he experienced a setback, he soon overcame and continued to be one of the most legendary influences in jazz.  Style of Jazz: Coltrane […]

1930’s and 40’s Jazz

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} 1930’s and 40’s: Jazzin’ Up an Era By: Niara Powell Background /*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} The 1930’s and 40’s was definitely a defining time for America. From 1929-1939 was the Great Depression that […]

Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton, born Ferdinand Jospeh Lamothe, was a pianist and a songwriter who was one of the first major influences on jazz music in the 1920’s.  /*! elementor – v3.6.2 – 04-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Ferdinand was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where is said to be the birthplace of jazz, […]

“The Story of Jazz” Documentary Notes by Asha St. Louis

/*! elementor – v3.4.4 – 13-09-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} The Story of Jazz Documentary mainly talks about the history of jazz and very important people in the jazz industry. Billy Baldwin was the “first” Jazz musician who became very popular among the general public Louis Armstrong contributed to Jazz music in many […]

The Subgenres of Jazz

Jazz is one of the most known genres in the Black community in America. Originating in New Orleans, jazz music began during the slave trade from the Caribbean when new slaves would sing and dance in the Congo Square. At this time, the genre was considered sin music and was looked down on, but as […]

Gillespie’s Element of Jazz

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Bebop to the Summer of Soul Poem

Bebop To The Summer of Soul Poem: Bebop the harmonious equation of old jazz and improvisation  A twist of lemon like in the cocktail that is served where the music is heard  Originated by Gillespie, Christian, Monk, Clarke, and Parker who never missed the marker  Next up is cool jazz  For the cool cats which […]

Alannah Ross: Jazz in the ’30s & ’40s

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Jazz in the ’30s & ’40s The ’30s /*! elementor-pro – v3.4.1 – 01-09-2021 */ .elementor-gallery__container{min-height:1px}.elementor-gallery-item{position:relative;overflow:hidden;display:block;text-decoration:none;border:solid var(–image-border-width) var(–image-border-color);border-radius:var(–image-border-radius)}.elementor-gallery-item__content,.elementor-gallery-item__overlay{height:100%;width:100%;position:absolute;top:0;left:0}.elementor-gallery-item__overlay{mix-blend-mode:var(–overlay-mix-blend-mode);-webkit-transition-duration:var(–overlay-transition-duration);-o-transition-duration:var(–overlay-transition-duration);transition-duration:var(–overlay-transition-duration);-webkit-transition-property:mix-blend-mode,opacity,background-color,-webkit-transform;transition-property:mix-blend-mode,opacity,background-color,-webkit-transform;-o-transition-property:mix-blend-mode,transform,opacity,background-color;transition-property:mix-blend-mode,transform,opacity,background-color;transition-property:mix-blend-mode,transform,opacity,background-color,-webkit-transform}.elementor-gallery-item__image.e-gallery-image{-webkit-transition-duration:var(–image-transition-duration);-o-transition-duration:var(–image-transition-duration);transition-duration:var(–image-transition-duration);-webkit-transition-property:-webkit-filter,-webkit-transform;transition-property:-webkit-filter,-webkit-transform;-o-transition-property:filter,transform;transition-property:filter,transform;transition-property:filter,transform,-webkit-filter,-webkit-transform}.elementor-gallery-item__content{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-orient:vertical;-webkit-box-direction:normal;-ms-flex-direction:column;flex-direction:column;-webkit-box-pack:var(–content-justify-content,center);-ms-flex-pack:var(–content-justify-content,center);justify-content:var(–content-justify-content,center);-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;text-align:var(–content-text-align);padding:var(–content-padding)}.elementor-gallery-item__content>div{-webkit-transition-duration:var(–content-transition-duration);-o-transition-duration:var(–content-transition-duration);transition-duration:var(–content-transition-duration)}.elementor-gallery-item__content.elementor-gallery–sequenced-animation>div:nth-child(2){-webkit-transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / 3));-o-transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / 3));transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / 3))}.elementor-gallery-item__content.elementor-gallery–sequenced-animation>div:nth-child(3){-webkit-transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / 3) * 2);-o-transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / 3) * 2);transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / 3) * 2)}.elementor-gallery-item__content.elementor-gallery–sequenced-animation>div:nth-child(4){-webkit-transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / 3) * 3);-o-transition-delay:calc((var(–content-transition-delay) / […]

Out With The Old & In With The New – The Evolution of Jazz 1930s & 40s

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Out With the Old & In With the New The Evolution of Jazz Through the 1930s & 40s By Kassandra Grullon /*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Introduction to Jazz The story of Jazz begins […]

Swing into 30s, Bop into the 40s

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} 1930s & 1940s Jazz Kayla Roddey Swing Swing was the ultimate and most prominent  form of jazz in the 1930s. It was very popular and Americans all over the country were dancing to it. Swing music is characterized by syncopation, a […]

Class Notes:The Story of Jazz

Jazz is rooted in west African culture and is considered to be the first genre of music that is representative of world culture. Jazz quickly developed in New Orleans ,a gateway for slave trade from Caribbean and what is now known as the birthplace of jazz. Slaves planted the seeds of jazz-making music using household […]

All About Jazz

By Nelly Ruach Jazz is by far one of the most prominent and well respected forms of music to have ever been created. This form of music is heavily popular throughout the south with its origins tracing to New Orleans. With its transition from the blues and rag time, African Americans began the transition to […]

Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard : The most influential artist in bop, hard-bop and post bop era Born in Indiana, Hubbard took an early liking to instruments in the school band such as the tube, french horn and the mellophone but it wasn’t long after that he decided to settle on the trumpet. His brother was the first […]

The Unsung Hero: Melba Liston & Her Trombone

The Unsung Hero: Melba Liston & Her Trombone Written by: Mauranne Vernier Thesis Melba Liston is a name in Jazz that isn’t usually brought up. She was the first Black Women trombonist to play in big bands during the 1940s. She faced many obstacles while traveling to her path of success. However, she overcame them […]