History of Jazz

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Cool 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} Introduction The subgenera of Jazz known as Cool Jazz consisted of soft sounds, highly structured song arrangements, and frequently relaxed tempos. Cool Jazz differed from its predecessor since it did not adopt the rapid tempo, complex chord progression, and improvisation that Bebop […]

The Evolution of Miles Davis

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Cool Jazz

The Origin Of Jazz Starting in the south down in the bayous, from New Orleans emerged a new sound and genre that none had ever heard of, Jazz music. There are many different styles of jazz such as: bebop, swing, traditional, cool, and west coast. Most know jazz in two forms: upbeat jazz that makes […]

The Story Of Jazz Notes

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

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The Story of Jazz by: Wynda Lee

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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 […]

Black Music

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Jazz

Thesis: I think that Traditional Jazz is more influential than Ragtime or Blues.  Jazz originated in New Orleans and began in 1917. Some can even argue that Jazz was birthed before then considering the Congo square. The Congo square gave slaves the opportunity to express themselves through music. This event took place every Sunday and […]

The Infinite Sounds of Jazz: 30s & 40s

/*! elementor – v3.6.5 – 27-04-2022 */ .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} Jazz is an upbeat, melodic genre of music that embodies characteristics seen in genres like Blues, Ragtime, African classical, and Eurocentric music, Making it the first genre to properly represent the cross-culture of music while accrediting the black roots within Jazz. […]

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 […]

Bringin’ Back Jazz and Funk: Tank and the Bangas

Introduction There are many genres that are popular in today’s music scene. From hip hop to country, most music on today’s charts have a very normal appeal to them and have been a continuation from the genres’ earliest stages. Two genres that has not really been explored in music today is jazz and funk. Even […]

The Evolution of Cool Jazz

Origins of Cool Jazz Cool jazz is a style of jazz that emerged in the United States during the late 1940s. This style of jazz is characterized by relaxed tempos and a lighter tone. This is significantly different to the fast and complex style of bebop or free jazz. The birth of cool jazz was […]

The Story of Jazz Saxophonist: John Coltrane

The Story of Jazz Saxophonist: John Coltrane John Coltrane is one of the most iconic jazz musicians from the 20th century. During his career, he collaborated with other well-known musicians such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. These collaborations along with his brilliant musical talent, allowed him to be one of the most […]

Chico Hamilton

Chico Hamilton Chico Hamilton, a subtle and creative drummer, will probably always be remembered for the series of quintets that he lead during 1955- 1965 and for his ability as a talent scout than for his drumming. Cool jazz emerged in the late 1940s. It is referred to as a “cool” jazz because of the […]

Wallace Roney

Background – He was born in Philadelphia and attended Howard University and Berkeley College of Music. Roney attended Duke Ellington School and made his recording debut with Nation and Haki Mahbuti. He attained distinction as a gifted local performer in D.C and won the Down Beat award for Best Young Jazz Musician of the Year. […]

Jazz Hands

Jazz And Black Intellectualism Jazz is a form of music created in the early 20th century that originated in the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana. The fusion of many cultures, French, African, Caribbean, Latin American, European, and the list goes on, led the intellectuals within the population to develop a culture of their own […]