Hepcats to Hipsters: An Evolution of Subculture

/*! elementor – v3.8.0 – 30-10-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Overview and Thesis During the 1940s, after the peak of jazz hit around the 1920s and 1930s, a new genre of music was created: bebop. Swing and big band jazz ruled the black community in previous decades, as their high-tempo danceability […]

Charlie Parker & Bebop Jazz

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Charlie Parker & Bebop Jazz Overview of Charlie Parker’s Life Charlie “Bird” Parker was known as a … man by all his peers. He lived a tragically short life, mostly due to the drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and mental illness that […]

wHeRe dId jAzZ GO?

Ever since the fast-paced development in popularity of the Rock and Pop genres, Jazz has seemed to be on an equal and opposite decline. Luckily, people have begun to realize that Jazz is not being ignored, but repurposed! This is being done with the help of Genre Fusions. Nowadays, you can pretty much hear an element […]

It’s Going Down- Bebop to Summer of Soul Poem

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Beeps & Bops Made By the Free (Bebop – Summer of Soul Poem)

Better buddies made with soundSound that won’t go unfoundA life of ruin that won’t come to beWith beeps and bops made by the free Separated from swingTo free one’s wingsA new jazz sound will come to be Money no moreJust beats on the floorAfricans, Hispanics, and grooving galore The start of a bopWould make hearts […]


1940 was the year that changed jazz. Bebop gave the African American music scene some pizzazz It also gave the Civil Rights Movement some push To make the African American’s rights understood.   The Whites tried to imitate But everyone knows that African Americans initiate   As time went on African Americans became known as […]

Bebop Jazz

/*! elementor – v3.6.2 – 04-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Birth Of Bebop Jazz Bebop entered the jazz scene in the 1940’s. The style of jazz shocked  jazz culture as it was much more upbeat and no longer danceable as prior jazz forms were such as swing. Bebop was a […]

Bebop to the Summer of Soul Poem

Bebop To The Summer of Soul Poem: Bebop the harmonious equation of old jazz and improvisation  A twist of lemon like in the cocktail that is served where the music is heard  Originated by Gillespie, Christian, Monk, Clarke, and Parker who never missed the marker  Next up is cool jazz  For the cool cats which […]

Charles Parker_Bebop King

Charles Parker “Bird”/”Yardbird” 12 Facts About Charles Parker: 1. Charles “Charlie” Parker Jr was born on August 29, 1920. 2. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas. 3. He went by two nicknames, “Bird” and “Yardbird”. 4. He was an American Jazz Saxophonist and composer. 5. He was on of the many influential leaders in […]

The Unsung Hero: Melba Liston & Her Trombone

The Unsung Hero: Melba Liston & Her Trombone Written by: Mauranne Vernier Thesis Melba Liston is a name in Jazz that isn’t usually brought up. She was the first Black Women trombonist to play in big bands during the 1940s. She faced many obstacles while traveling to her path of success. However, she overcame them […]

Jazz Music Was Never the Same: The Revolutionary Impact of Bebop

Jazz Music Was Never The Same: The Revolutionary Impact of Bebop Jazz is a music genre that has stood the test of time. From being created more than a century ago, it has proven to be a music genre that can transcend generations. Yet, if it were not for jazz’s diversity, the genre would not […]