The Sound Of New Orleans

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The Cultural Outlook of New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans, LA, was known as the “birthplace of jazz” music. Over 100 years ago, during the 1800s, New Orleans was a cultural mecca (a cosmopolitan) within America. This was a “music city” as there were many cultures and backgrounds that influenced the music being played within different areas. To name a few contributors, there […]

Jazz: A New Orleans Staple

by Avane Ervin The New Beat Jazz in New Orleans is a popular rhythmic genre as it keeps communities rich in culture.  New Orleans culture and history contributed to the early stages of jazz as different ethnic groups brought their own unique spins to create a more lively and upbeat jazz genre.  Charles “Buddy” Bolden- […]

New Orleans Jazz

Traditional New Orleans Jazz   Traditional New Orleans jazz is a musical genre with distinguishing poetic features that within a discrete, social framework, are connected to festival traditions and is very huge in the development of jazz. By passing strict segregation legislation in 1894 that reclassified the “gens de couleur” as Black, New Orleans […]

Ya Like Jazz?

Let’s Get Jazzy! Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Jazz has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, […]

The Evolution of New Orleans Jazz

The Evolution of New Orleans Jazz New Orleans was a melting pot that engendered the Jazz sound. The History New Orleans is commonly known as the birthplace of Jazz music. Jazz music was a product of a diverse New Orleans. It encompasses influences from French, Caribbean, Spanish, African American, and Creole-individuals of mixed French  and […]

Father of Jazz: Buddy Bolden

Thesis: Buddy Bolden was significant for being a noted figure in the creation of the genre of jazz. Jazz is a genre of music that originated in New Orleans as a descendant of ragtime and blues.  It consists of swinging, call and response, and polyrhythms and improvisation of soloists and the ensemble. Bolden was a […]