His trainer Elwood Buchanan knew that he would be something great one day, even after the first day he played the trumpet at the age of 13. He caught a surprise when Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker asked Davis to join their band because one of their bandmates who played the trumpet prior to Davis had become ill. After Davis spent a few year playing with these two guys, he graduated high school and decided he was going to move to New York to attend a Musical Art school known as Julliard School of Art. A short year later,
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. They often did duets with Louis Armstrong. One of the most celebrated musical events of the decade was the premier of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at Manhattan’s Aeolian Hall in the winter of 1924. It was so popular that there was a mob of people outside of the hall who were fighting to get in. Deems Taylor said that the Rhapsody revealed “a genuine gift and a piquant and individual harmonic sense.
Franz Joseph Hadyn’s musical talent started at an early age, paving ways to future success. On March 31, 1732, he was born in a small village in Rohrau, Austria. At a young age, Haydn’s susceptibility to music proved to be significant, as this genesis later painted the life of the talented composer. Today, he is often referred to as the “Father of the Symphony” and the “Father of the String Quartet.” At the age of six, a relative who worked as a choirmaster and school principal near Hainburg took note of Haydn’s early on set musical talent and decided to work with the young boy. Therefore, Haydn left his home and embarked on a journey to musical training.
Studies showed that a child will inherit his or her parents’ gene and it may be possible for a musically educated parent to pass on his or her musical gene to the child. One example is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). He was known as a child prodigy and started performing around major capitals of Europe as young as six years old. His father, Leopold Mozart, was a highly regarded violin teacher of that period and taught little Mozart how to compose and play keyboard at the tender age of four, which resulted in him having the ability to write big works and play many musical instruments proficiently by the age of twelve. He also had an exceptional hearing and memory that he notated almost an entire choral piece after hearing it once during his visit to Rome.
He played different than popular trumpeters at the time, developing Davis’ style. He got his start when Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker had a sick band member so they asked Miles to join them onstage at the young age of seventeen. After that he became a student at Juilliard school of arts.
John Birks or Dizzy Gillespie helped usher in an era of bebop in Jazz. He was born in south carolina in 1917 and was youngest of nine children. He began playing piano when he was four years old and received a music scholarship to laurinburg Institute in North carolina. He is most known for his big puffy “swollen Cheeks” . Dizzy replaced eldridge in a band called Teddy Hill.
Louis Armstrong’s first cornet was given to him by Joe “King” Oliver, a bandleader, who was Armstrong’s idol and mentor. Armstrong began performing in musical clubs of “Black Storyville” in New Orleans with the likes of King Oliver and trombonist Kid Ory. In 1919 when King Oliver made his way to Chicago, Armstrong took over his position in Ory’s band. It would only be 4 years later that King Oliver would ask Armstrong to come to Chicago to play in his Creole Jazz band, by this point Armstrong was an accomplished musician who had made it known that New Orleans was the epicenter of jazz in
After leaving reform school, he started his career with the cornet when he was spotted by famous jazz musicians Kind Oliver. He eventually moved through the ranks quickly and became the second chair cornet player in King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band. In this experience, he was able to expand his musical horizons, allowing him to blow up in the jazz scene and invent new styles never heard of before. With these styles came change, in order for Armstrong to truly develop his styles, he had to change his instrument which eventually led to him picking up the trumpet because he did not want to stray too far from his roots. This eventually led to his breakthrough success in the jazz
Of my ultimate goals was to make one of the most exclusive bands in Nebraska. When I was selected to play in the 2015 All-State honor band, my dream transpired. Since the seventh grade I have participated in jazz band along with concert band; I now play in my high school 's most selective jazz band. Humbled by my elite group members, I accept many improvisation solos to express my ideas and find my place among
Like most great minds, Gershwin dropped out of school only at the age of fifteen and began to pursue his talent full time. Even at this young of an age, Gershwin was writing pieces for other piano players and playing in Jazz clubs in the early 20th century
He is a two time Grammy Award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in October 13,1957. Jeff Coffin is a member of Dave Matthews Band. Jeff Coffin and the Mu 'tet, founded the Nashville Jazz Composers Collective. Performing Artist, Coffin has presented over 300 solo and Mu 'tet to Perth, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa to students of all ages to rave reviews.