• Jazz characterized as the upbeat genre
  • Considered shameful to participate in jazz, associated with sin
  • Formed out of Africans combining traditional music with European sounds
  • Born in New Orleans, spread across the country as musicians traveled
  • Started out of ragtime
  • Dixieland jazz band called themselves creators of jazz
  • Research associating jazz with sexuality
  • Buddy Bolden: first jazz musician
  • Louis Armstrong:father of jazz, most successful and recognized for trumpet solo, household name around the world
  • Coleman Hawkins: brought saxophone into jazz music
  • PJ Harvey
  • Duke Ellington: influential as band leader and part of Harlem Renaissance 
  • Charlie Parker: saxophonist