“The Story of Jazz”
-Jazz is first looked upon as a sin, and people were embarrassed to practice it
-Jazz was created when Africans were brought over to America, and to make their music digestible to the Europeans they had create a combination of their music mixed with the European music.
-It was considered upbeat music and ragtime became the foundation to Jazz
-Ragtime was considered the unsyncopated tones that had transformed into Jazz over time
– The first Jazz musician to become popular amongst the public was Billy Boldwin
- Lous Armstrong was considered to the father of Jazz music and he was known for his unique take in jazz
- He created the “trumpet solo” in Jazz that is infamous in this genre
- Armstrong was the greatest Jazz trumpet soloist
- Louis Armstrong has an a huge impact on music culture in the African American community for being so popular in Jazz
-Jazz took its first form in New Orleans and musicians began traveling to different parts of the country which helped the widespread of Jazz music
-Harlem became the center of new music creation
-Harlem Swing was a style of dancing that people grooved to when they heard Jazz music
-African Americans were limited to the to recording jazz music and didn’t have access to the studios like white people did.
-Lil Harvey was one of the first female musical analyst’s
-Mary Marie Louis soon became one of the first leading ladies in the Jazz genre
-Coleman Hawkins established the Saxophone as a serious Jazz instrument
– In 1923, Duke Ellington came to New York and did an outstanding performance with a band but over time he grew wildly popular and decided to become a music composer alst while being the leader of the band.
-Duke Ellington’s music contributed to the Harlem Renaissance
-The Ellington band institution has grown to be so powerful that it is now placed in it’s own category of music.
-Most certainly, Jazz became wildly poplar all over the world where even in Europe people knew the names of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington