History of Jazz

/*! elementor – v3.8.1 – 13-11-2022 */ .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} Its Origins Jazz is recognized as a diverse musical genre that places a focus on improvisation, intricate harmony, and syncopated rhythms. With roots in blues and ragtime, jazz is a musical style that first appeared in the African-American neighborhoods of New […]

1930’s and 40’s Jazz

/*! 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} 1930’s and 40’s: Jazzin’ Up an Era By: Niara Powell Background /*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .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} The 1930’s and 40’s was definitely a defining time for America. From 1929-1939 was the Great Depression that […]

All About Jazz

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Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton had one of the biggest influences on Jazz music because he was the one that created it. He invented Jazz in 1902 and ever since then it had skyrocketed and so many people made their own different versions of Jazz. At the early age of 14 Jelly Roll began playing the piano […]

The Era of Jazz In the 30s & 40s

/*! 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} The Era of Jazz In the 30s & 40s by Mariah Wolfe What’s Jazz? Jazz is a music genre that evolved in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, having origins in […]

1930s-40s History of Jazz

By Christine Bynum SMUS-240- During the 1930s and 1940s, towards the end of the great depression, jazz was born. Jazz was born in New Orleans, on the congo square, where slaves and free Blacks could freely practice music. Jazz began as a fusion of ragtime, and blues, with an upbeat and lively rhythm, that encouraged […]

Back to the Basics: Wynton Marsalis, the Young Lions and Preserving Jazz Traditions

Back to the Basics: Wynton Marsalis, the Young Lions and Preserving Jazz Traditions Origins Jazz music developed in the early 20th century in New Orleans, Louisiana, by African American and Creole musicians. The jazz genre is influenced by several genres, including ragtime, blues, marches, musical theater, etc. Some of the early hallmarks of the genre […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jazz it up!

Music with a soul. Where it’s felt, it’s sung and experienced.

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 […]