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 Grinnell College in the late 1950s, where electronic engineering sparked his interest. Now is recognized by many for redefining the role of jazz with electronic instruments.​

Hancock wrote scores for films and television such as Fat Albert
Jazz album that is a more funck- based ensemble

The development of electronic instruments such as the synthesizer made the style of jazz fusion in the 1960s possible. Jazz fusion is where jazz influence combines with funk, R&B, and rock. Herbie Hancock is one of the pioneers of jazz fusion. No one can deny that his album “Head Hunters” is groundbreaking. It truly captures all the elements of jazz fusion by incorporating African, R&B, funk, and jazz music in the record. One of the songs that was featured in the album was a modified jazz fusion version of his song  “Watermelon man” that gained much attraction. The will forever have an everlasting impact on the evolution of jazz. 

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Melkamua Eagan

Melkamua Eagan

Mary Lou Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X5sVnZvaVQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkyKaCQOVq8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2PRoOm6lXI While some may only call her jazz’s best FEMALE artist, the majority will surely consider her major jazz artists, regardless of her gender. Self-taught

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The Young Lions

The Young Lions is a group of musicians who have had college-level training on classical bebop and hard bop styles, a style that developed in

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John Coltrane

The album, A Love Supreme, is known to be a very spiritual collection of music. Many describe the album as intense, passionate, and sincere. This album

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Nina Simone

Born on February 21, 1933, North Carolina, not only was Nina Simone a performer who sang jazz, blues, and folk music in the 1950s and

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