If you listen to jazz today, you will hear expanded musical harmonies, musicians playing more complex chords, and musical harmonies borrowed from many different genres of music, including pop. Many new, mainstream jazz as artists use the same techniques that artists from the early 1900’s used. Joseph “King” Oliver was the father to many of these techniques, which changed jazz and the way we hear it today. During the 1920’s, Joe “King” Oliver was the most progressive and influential artist in jazz because of his musical innovations that influenced other jazz artists to incorporate his methods,which sparked a new type of jazz. Jazz was first born in New Orleans and eventually moved to Chicago.
Jazz is a type of music that is improvised. Each instrument in the band will get a mini solo that they improv to show off their skills. The swinging rhythms and varying tempos tell the story of the composer. Music from the Harlem Renaissance tells the stories of those who lived through it, and continues to inspire people today. History is an important subject to learn, because of the mistakes humanity has made.
Jazz is often associated with blackness and slavery. Unsurprisingly, several jazz musicians follow the ideals of Afrofuturism. According to Davids article in 2007, Sun Ra is one of the best examples within the jazz genre. His music shares a lot of the post-human ideals. The ideas
In addition, even my alarm music is a jazz song instead of other loud genres. Not only my alarm, even when I’m doing my work, studying, cleaning, driving and so on, I would always have jazz songs packed in my phone and thumbdrive to help me soothe my mind. Generally, jazz is my number one choice now to ease the mind and soul and I would opt for jazz festival rather than any other festivals
Billie Holliday's life was tragic. Born into poverty and out-of-wedlock, she rose to a position of artistic preeminence in the world of jazz, but her personal life was one of constant turmoil and struggle. She fought seemingly endless wars-with drug addiction, narcotics agents' harassment, racial discrimination, self-serving lovers, and with human parasites in and out of the music business. Withal, her vocal artistry was joyously and bitters sweetly transcendent. Many serious listeners consider her the greatest jazz vocalist ever.
She was then buried in the "Sanctuary of the Bells" section of the Sunset Mission Mausoleum at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California. Ella was one of the early “scat” performers. She carved out a niche for herself among the growing jazz innovators, making recordings with such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong. Her greatest contribution to jazz can found in her artistic renderings of songs of her time. Ella once said “the moment I hit the stage, it’s a different feeling.
As soon as the concert started I was utterly ravished by the opening number. The only popular symphonic orchestra in New York-- the New York Pops presented one of Billy Strayhorn's jazz classics, Take the a Train, took me traveling through big apple, down into the eastern Brooklyn, up into the northern Manhattan. The jazzy vibe, gosh, killed me softly. The reason why I chose a Jazz concert for my concert report was because I was also very fond of Jazz. I liked the feeling that Jazz provided.
His solos and his magnificent trumpet playing made him such a popular jazz musician. Another famous jazz musician was Bessie Smith. She was very popular in the south and among the ghettos of the north and earned the nickname Empress of the Blues. Though it was often said that her sound was “too basic for the general public.” King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band were claimed to be the best group in 1923. The band consisted of 3 members; Johnny Dodds, the clarinet player, his younger brother, nicknamed “Baby”, who played the drums, and Joe Oliver, the cornet playing leader who had been acknowledged as the Crescent City’s top brass man.
With jazz dance starting in Africa and being influenced by many people, and modern dance starting mostly in Germany and having many different genres. Many people underestimate the uniqueness of the two, jazz dance is very structured while modern dance is free and is to be expressed through your feelings. Although jazz and modern dance are very different from one another, they have one thing in common, they are constantly influencing young dancers
Derived from the slang word hip or hep, meaning “to know” or “to be aware, originally involved jazz musicians and their fans and followers”, hipsters form a subculture, ,,(black and white) who cultivated a distinctive style of dress, appearance, language, and behaviour.” (Stephenson, 2009, p. 5) Centred upon the jazz experience, hipsterism represented an opposition to the conventional puritanical attitude toward sexuality and drugs. ,, Hipsterism attracted and influenced the avant-garde and bohemian while it continued to attract followers from its traditional social groups. By the middle and late forties, hipsterism constituted a sort of cultural underground throughout the United States with international affiliations. The Beats assumed the role of literary advocates for this subculture, embracing and, at the same time, interpreting and transforming it.” (Stephenson, 2009, p.