In order to analyze the impact that Louis Armstrong had on American jazz and the Civil Right’s Movement, there has to first be an understanding of the contributions of jazz to American culture. Jazz is a genre of music that was created in New Orleans by African Americans around the 1920’s. This form of music is based off of syncopation and improvisation, and comes in the style of dixieland, bebop, free jazz, and swing. Louis Armstrong, a famous jazz musician, had brilliant trumpet playing skills and a voice that made him widely popular across America, and well known by every race. Armstrong’s amazing abilities transformed jazz from being ensemble music into being a soloist art along with widely popularizing the use of scat.
One of the most popular genres of music known to mankind today is the music of jazz. During the mid 1910’s, many of the nation 's population were living in the urban areas causing for ethnic diversity and a era for people to learn to express themselves. The 1920s brought many advancements to today 's society especially in music. Jazz was making its debut in the 1920s, which is why it is known as the ‘Jazz Age’. From the 1920 's through the late 1950 's jazz was shaped from the absolute entirety of African American.
While in New York, Armstrong made dozens of records as a sideman, creating inspirational jazz and backup singing for many blues singers. Moreover, he had records as a soloist including "Cornet Chop Suey" and "Potato Head Blues." These solos changed jazz history, by incorporating daring rhythm choices, swing and high notes on cornet(Source B). Furthermore, in 1926, Armstrong finally switched from the cornet to the trumpet. After 1926, Louis became more and more famous and broke more and more barriers through his music.
Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito 's Afro Cuban Orchestra, are three of the most influential and inspirational men to not only me but, the entire salsa community. The music created by these men are the creativity and foundation to what salsa has become. It is extremely heart-warming to read and understand more of the men who basically created what is Afro-Cuban salsa. The beginning to what has transpired into my personal passion, because I am a salsa-dancer. The Palladium and Copacabana were and still is, two of the most popular Latin dance clubs in New York, during the 1950 's.
1. Introduction Duke Ellington said "Billy Strayhorn was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, the brainwaves in his head and mine." Billy Strayhorn was an America jazz pianist, songwriter, and arranger and mainly worked with Duke Ellington. After Duke Ellington find his talent in 1938, Strayhorn worked actively in the world of jazz. He has a great impact on development of jazz as well as his works influenced future jazz musicians.
According to (History. Com) President Gerald R. Ford stated “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” African Americans were given this month because they achieved so much in history and without this month most of the history of African Americans would be lost. For example, an African American who made great accomplishments was Harriet Tubman. She led the Underground Railroad for slaves to get to freedom to start a new life. This movement played a major role in American history.
Benjamin started her singing career singing at nightclubs, community dances and other social events. Powerful women figures like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald influenced her sound as a musician. Other very influential people in Benjamin’s life include Duke Ellington and Abdullah Ibrahim, her husband who she had a child with. Following the Sharpeville massacre, Benjamin and her husband Ibrahim lived in New York, raising both money and awareness for the anti-apartheid cause (Chinen, 1). Benjamin is in the history books as one of the greats alongside Billie Holiday because of the way she told stories using her voice and a microphone.
The Harlem Renaissance, also known as the New Negro Movement, is a time period in American history that bred the likes of Langston Hughes, W.E.B Dubois, and Zora Neale Hurston. Despite the name, the Harlem Renaissance is not exclusive to the city of Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance period is an “interdisciplinary cultural movement” (Jones 2008) that unleashed creativity in the African American community and allowed the ingenuity of the community to be shared with the world. The Harlem Renaissance is the beginning of the age of modernism. This artistic movement included creative explosions in the areas of literature, poetry, dance, and music.
Having already toured in more than 40 countries with Sarah Brightman and Gregorian, he has been received with frenetic applause and standing ovations everywhere. Mario Frangoulis Mario Frangoulis is an international Classical Crossover artist and tenor known the world over for his powerhouse vocals and charismatic live performances. Billboard calls him, “daring and inspiring!” while CNN.com says, “his world is distilled to pure sound, all
Trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis became two of the most inspiring American jazz musicians of all time by accessing very differently to their art. In the analysis an album from each artist, I choose “What A Wonderful World” of Louis Armstrong and “Kind of Blue” of Miles Davis. Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was the most influential performer to affect a lot of Jazz musicians. He influenced the whole jazz population with his amazing voice and energetic trumpet. And he played a great role in the modernization of jazz.
Louis was becoming a star. After a quick trip to Los Angeles, he returned to Chicago to form a band and began touring. For the first time in 9 years, Louis returned home to New Orleans to play with Oliver once again. In short, he was greeted a hero. While in New Orleans, he realized that he wanted to spread his music throughout the world.
We have all heard some type of music, but have you ever wondered where some of it comes from? There are many genres of music in today’s world like pop, country, gospel, rock, electronic, and my favorite, hip hop. In this paper, you will learn about everything hip hop, including topics like its early stages, how it was invented, and its evolution throughout the decades. After the invention of the Printing Press during the Industrial Revolution, rap and hip hop music became popular due to the population of African Americans in the United States, giving people a voice to express themselves, and mainstream artists. After the Emancipation Proclamation being passed by Abraham Lincoln, African Americans became free to do whatever they chose, which included making music.
Jazz brought about a new form of music, and the artists allowed people to let loose and find a way to express themselves better. Of all the influential musicians in the time period, there were none better than Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Sidney Bichet, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. Each artist has their own story, and their own reason for the end of their career. Some lived their life out in fame and glory, while others were shown the more dramatic side of life. Their upbringing may differ, but they all had one thing in common; a lasting contribution for not only the Jazz Era, but for all other generations and genres of music to come.
The rich heritage and constant accomplishments have made Claflin a prestigious institution. The Founders Day Convocation showed everyone why Claflin continues to thrive and have an amazing reputation because there is a foundation that has held it all together since 1869. From attending this program, I understood why Claflin has such a high reputation because Claflin is represented by supportive alumni and a thriving student body. Also, the program displayed the talents of the students that attend Claflin and it encouraged me to start back playing violin from hearing their melodies. Consequently, the 147th Founders Day Convocation was an astounding success and I look forward to attending the 148th Founders Day