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- […]

Feeling Jazzy?

What is Jazz? Jazz is a unique music style that originated in the African American communities of New Orleans. Jazz is a blend of blues, ragtime, brass, and marching band styles which were all prevalent music styles in New Orleans. New Orleans gave birth to Jazz in the early 20th century and has gave people […]

Jazz: From Ragtime to Riches

“America’s Classical Music” or “African-American Classical Music” is what this genre has been dubbed.  Jazz is widely regarded at the pinnacle of African-American music in the twentieth century. Defined by its “hallmarks of improvisation, syncopation, a rhythmic pulse known as swing, blues feeling, and harmonic complexity”, Jazz is unlike any other African-American musical genre. Many […]