Louis Armstrong

trumpet player born and raised in New Orleans, LA, pioneer of swing and early jazz

Miles Davis

played the trumpet, extremely popular/successful Bebop Jazz artist

Duke Ellington

a pianist who is said to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time

Jazz became popular between the 1930s and 1940s, but started long before that. It originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, when Congo Square musicians from different cultures would come together; even slaves. 

Different Styles of Jazz:

  • Swing 
  • Bebop
  • Modal
  • Free
  • Fusion
  • Cool