Jazz music is a great combination of ragtime and blues, it is not as sad as blues but has a similar melody and it is not as upbeat as ragtime. Jazz was originally a west coast slang term used around the early 1900s and later become the title for Jazz music in Chicago in 1915, although it was started in New Orleans. Jazz music is viewed as “America’s classical music” because it is the closest thing to a native music style.
Louis Daniel Armstrong was a pioneer for jazz music and best known for playing the trumpet among his many other talents as a composer and vocalist. Louis Armstrong was born into jazz music being that he is from New Orleans, La. He is well known for his piece, “What a wonderful world.” Armstrong was a person of many firsts; he was the first African American entertainer to host a nationally sponsored radio show.