The Waymakers of Jazz

/*! 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} Early Men of Jazz /*! elementor – v3.8.0 – 30-10-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Out of every jazz musician to debut in the music industry, five of them helped to shape the genre widely known today as jazz, including […]

Revolutionizing Jazz–Brief History of Jazz Clubs and Jazz Bars

/*! 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} Introduction and Thesis With its specific origins unknown, Jazz came into prominence in the 20th century. Its sounds are a fusion of many forms of African American music, from call-and-response to blues and ragtime. There are many styles of jazz including […]

Louis Armstrong’s Secret Habit

/*! 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} Who was Louis Armstrong? Louis Armstrong was indeed a talented artist. Known for his unique style of playing, Armstrong gained a lot of popularity in the 1930’s and 40’s. He did not have an easy childhood. He grew up in an […]

Early Trumpeters of jazz

/*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .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} Early Trumpeters of Jazz: Armstrong and Bolden /*! elementor – v3.7.7 – 20-09-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Introduction The early trumpeters of jazz, such as Louis Armstrong and Buddy Bolden shaped jazz into what it is known for as […]

King Louis

/*! 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} Louis Armstrong /*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block}   Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was a jazz trumpeter and singer who gained widespread recognition in the 1920s. He was born […]

Improvisation in Jazz

by Claire Jackson While improvisation exists in almost every genre of music, it is a very strong element of Jazz. To be a Jazz performer is to be able to improvise a solo, and to have a style that is almost like a specialty. While it is often not technically on the spot, it is […]

If It Ain’t Got That Swing

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .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} If It Ain’t Got That Swing AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC OF THE 1930s AND 1940s  An Analysis by Kaitlin Britton Wheeler One of the most popular African American genres of the 1930s and 1940s was Swing Jazz. Swing Jazz is lively, upbeat, […]

Louis Armstrong and the Power of His Voice and Trumpet

Louis Armstrong and the Power of His Voice and Trumpet Louis Armstrong’s impact is undeniable. His devotion to music positively impacted his career, both internally and externally. His great work with his voice and trumpet led to him being named “The Father of Blues”. His influence on Jazz music changed Jazz forever.  This is Jazz […]

Negro Spirituals: Evidence of the Stead-fast African-American Spirit

Negro Spirituals: Evidence of the Stead-fast African-American Spirit Lila Gilliam Negro Spirituals are the religious and expressive music of African-Americans during slavery; they exemplified Christian religious values and allowed creative expression for the enslaved ancestors and even Black artists and musicians today. Because of its historical longevity, the Negro Spiritual is a testament to the […]

Jazz It Up!

Jazz it Up! Thesis Traditional jazz is a transformative music genre as it supports Black intellects and creatives. About In the early 20th century, jazz was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Although it’s an American-based music genre, jazz is composed of various influences from all around the world. More specifically, musical components from Africa, the […]

Souring Through Jazz: Louis Armstrong

Souring Through Jazz: Louis Armstrong The genre of Jazz was brought to light in the early 1920’s, artist like Louis Armstrong set the tone and expectations for what all Jazz had to offer. Louis Armstrong’s Background Louis Daniel Armstrong also known as “Satch” or “Satchmo” by family and friends was born in 1901. Armstrong was […]

Little Louis: Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow Previous Next Snow’s Upbringing Early Life Valaida Snow was born on June 2nd, 1904 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her love for music started when her father, minister and leader of the Pickaninny Troubadours, took her and her family on the road to begin performing at age five. By the time she turned fifteen, Snow […]

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myRc-3oF1d0 The formation of jazz can be contributed to genres ragtime, blue and African American religious music, especially as some of these genres overlapped at the beginning of the 1920s. Starting in New Orleans, Lousiana, Jazz brought a more upbeat vibe, especially as brass […]