Swing

Swing Jazz was a popular form of jazz music in the 30s and 40s derived from New Orleans. Its defined by swing feel, a lilting rhythm style based on a triplet division of the beat, and repetition played by big bands with white male leads but African Americans were the prominent creators and composers. Swing represented pleasure and freedom during the great depression, a time of great suffering in America. There are many components that made up swing including Tutti, Soli, Riffs, Shout chorus, and call and response. These components made for swing to become a very popular dance genre due to it melodic and solid beats. There are two types of swing, sweet swing and hot swing. Though the genre was create by blacks, they were not given recognition for their work and were not allowed to be on the front lines of performances. Swing was the most popular form of jazz. During the swing era many big bands because successful. The radio was the only other way to listen to this genre of music outside of live music. Swing influenced pop, jump blues, and bebop. Fletcher Henderson was an African American  pianist, composer, and one of the very few band leaders. He is known as the creator of swing.

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