The Young Lions of Jazz

Like most genres of music, jazz music has evolved over each generation since it was developed. While the popularity of jazz has decreased over the decades, it still holds a strong fanbase and a new generation of musicians keeping the sound alive. As a young jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis made it clear that he wasn’t fond of commercial music that he considered vulgar. It was a new time and with jazz music not being as mainstream as it once was, it was time for something new. Marsalis along with a new wave of jazz musicians stirred up controversy when came onto the scene. Older generations of jazz musicians considered them to be rebellious. The emergence of The Young Lions of Jazz have divided fans and critics alike. Some believe these musicians are being original and creative to their new approach to jazz music. Overall, in some ways they can be considered pioneers in their own right as they carried the future of jazz. Even though many may not appreciate their style, they are doing their part in trying to reinvigorate the genre of jazz music.

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Kaiya Brown

Kaiya Brown

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