Jazz Music: America’s Classical Music

America's Classical Music

Jazz is arguably one of the most iconic genres of music. It combines many genres of music including ragtimes, marches, blues, negro spirituals and many other genres. It was founded in the great city of New Orleans Louisiana right by the opening of the Mississippi river. Jazz was originally meant for dancing, swing, but quickly developed in to other genres including cool jazz and even rock. Many Jazz musicians even had their own style of performing the music for example Louis Armstrong and his strong trumpet. Jazz music influenced many modern day genres and could be considered America’s classical music. Jazz was also very influential in America’s culture and style during the 1910s and 20s. Jazz was originally considered the Devils Music by upper class African Americans, but soon spread in to being popular amongst all of the country. Without Jazz, American music would be nowhere near where it is today. 

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