Category: Jazz

The Young Lions of Jazz

Like most genres of music, jazz music has evolved over each generation since it was developed. While the popularity of jazz has decreased over the decades, it still holds a strong fanbase and a new

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Jazz Fusion: A Beautiful Blend

What is To begin, Jazz Fusion is a genre of music that not only combines jazz’s harmonic qualities but, rhythm and blues, rock & roll, and funk. Compared to traditional jazz, also known as trad

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Coltrane Jazz

John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. He went on to become one of the most famous jazz performers of the 50s and 60s. Early on, Coltrane got his

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Nina Simone

The One and Only Nina Simone Eunice Kathleen Waymon AKA Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina. Simone learned to play piano at the age of 3 and sang in

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Ella Fitzgerald (Final)

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Jane Fitzgerald is known as “The First Lady of Song”. For decades, she was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States. She captivated audiences with her flexible, wide-ranging, and

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Should Music Be Political?

At the time of the Civil Rights Movement, many artists such as Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, and Nina Simone made their voices known and heard through the art of Jazz Music. Because of this surge

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Herbie Hancock/ Electronic Jazz Fusion

Herbie Hancock was born on April 12, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois. Though he did not grow up in a very musical household, he started studying European classical music by the age of seven. He attended

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Jazz

Jazz was born about 100 years ago in New Orleans. The music is rooted in Africa and Europe. New Orleans became the city for jazz because it is a port city. There were and agree

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Nina Simone: A Raised Voice

Nina Simone, whose original name is Euncie Waymon, was born February 21, 1933 in Tyran, North Carolina. Simone fought through Jim Crow Laws and bipolar disorder to become one of the most influential singers of

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