-Jazz has roots in a variety of cultures.
-Jazz is known for originating from West Africa
-When Africans were taken to America as slaves, they created the musical blend that became Jazz.
-Buddy Bolden established himself as the first true music legend
– Louis Armstrong was the father of Jazz and organized solo
-Louis played up high notes. (He possessed the pinnacle of instrumental virtuosity)
-Louis Armstrong’s wife had a significant impact on his career.
-New Orleans became the turn of the century and was a perfect environment for Jazz
-Even though Jazz was popular in New Orleans, it was also popular in Chicago and Detroit.
-Jazz was the roar of the twenties
-Jazz became a cultural force for African-Americans.
-Harlem, a powerhouse of creativity and nightlife, became a haven for artistic people.
-Duke Ellington real instrument was the orchestra
-The Ellington intustuon was very strong
-Jazz became America’s most popular form of music
-Jazz was known worldwide
-A night out in Harlem was accompanied by jazz music
-In 1924, Sam Wooding traveled and took his music to Berlin, Barcelona, and South America
-Mary Lou Williams, one of contemporary Jazz’s first leading ladies.
– live radio became really popular in the 1930s
-Swing dancing & music
-Duke Ellington was the king of swing
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