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Charlie Parker

Who is Charlie Parker? Charles Parker Jr was born on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas. Charlie and his parents to Kansas City, Missouri

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The Essence of Jazz

Kennedy Starkey The Essence of      Jazz Music The origin of Jazz Music dates back to the early 20th century. Birthed in the city

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History of Jazz

The Roaring 20’sA look back on the rise of JazzHistory of Jazz Origin and Influences Jazz first became big in New Orleans, Louisiana. The presence

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The Jazz Age

Origin Created by blacks in New Orleans, Jazz is a music genre that has elements from ragtime and blues. Jazz rose to popularity during the

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