History of Jazz

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Swing Jazz in The Black Community

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Duke Ellington: Jazz Royalty

Duke Ellington is not only considered the greatest composer of Jazz, but also the greatest composer of the big band era. He is undoubtedly Jazz royalty.   Big Band music during the swing era was extremely influential during the 1930s and 1940s and Big-band jazz was very popular for dancing. During the Big Band Era, […]

1930s & 1940s 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} Jazz in the 1930s & 1940s by : Deja Johnson 1930s & 1940s America The era from the 1930s and 1940s America was a time of development for the United States. During this ten year period America experienced the Great Depression, […]

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 […]

“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 […]

First Lady of the Swing Era

Although raised in the City of Gracious Living, Ella Fitzgerald had no idea of how gracious and ebullient her life would truly become. As an orphaned teenager, Fitzgerald sought out the Mona Lisa to her da Vinci during the Great Depression: jazz. Young, meek, impressionable was her demeanor, yet the spotlight of the Swing Era […]

If It Ain’t Got That Swing

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Alannah Ross: Jazz in the ’30s & ’40s

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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 […]

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 […]

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myRc-3oF1d0 The formation of jazz can be contributed to genres ragtime, blue and African American religious music, especially as some of these genres overlapped at the beginning of the 1920s. Starting in New Orleans, Lousiana, Jazz brought a more upbeat vibe, especially as brass […]

Jazz it up!

Music with a soul. Where it’s felt, it’s sung and experienced.

Dipper Mouth, Cannonball, Jug, Count, Firstlady (Jazz)

Dipper Mouth, Cannonball, Jug, Count, Firstlady Jazz originated in the late 1920s and early 1930s after Ragtime. This genre originated in New Orleans, Lousiana near Congo Square. There are several types of Jazz such as: Classical, Modal, Swing, Traditional, Free, Bebop, etc.  It was about having Ideas in your head and the things you know […]

Swing Jazz

Swing Swing Jazz was a popular form of jazz music in the 30s and 40s derived from New Orleans. Its defined by swing feel, a lilting rhythm style based on a triplet division of the beat, and repetition played by big bands with white male leads but African Americans were the prominent creators and composers. […]