The next is George Gershwin; at 15 he left school and started playing nightclubs before working at Tin Pan Alley. Gershwin worked for three years at Tin Pan Alley write hit after hit on the piano for customers, and while their he master his skills and in time became composer that had change jazz for the better (George). Gershwin goes on to make music for him and make some pretty pieces like “Rhapsody in
The Latin American composer, I choose to write about is Carlos Santana. Carlos Augusto Alyes Santana, was born on July 20,1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. At age five he learned to play the violin from his father, Jose Santana, who is a professional mariachi violinist. But Carlos Santana switched to guitar when he was eight years old, when his family moved to Tijuana, Mexico. When Santana was approaching his teenage years in the late fifties, he was playing shows with different bands around the Tijuana strip in clubs and bars.
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.
All these people played a part in influencing his image and sound. Zimmerman graduated from Hibbing High School in June 1959. He started playing in bands with his friends under the name Bobby Zimmerman, a name he eventually felt was “too Jewish for success.” He created the stage name Bob Dylan after his favorite poet Dylan Thomas. He legally changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1962. He went to the University of Minnesota and majored in music.
Prince Boger Nelson was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was born on June 7,1958, in a small town in Minneapolis, Minnesota . Prince was the second youngest out of all his eight siblings. At a young age , Prince became very intrigued by music. By age ten he was already trying to teach Himself the piano, the drums and even the guitar.
In 1842, Soloman Northup, a free slave, was a violinist. He lived with his wife and two children in a middle-class neighbor in Saratoga Springs, New York. As his career grew as a violinist, many people would offer him a job. One day, two men, who identified themselves as circus performers, offered Northup a job as musician to travel to Washington DC However, when they arrived at Washington D.C, the two men drug Northup and sent him to a slave pen in Washington, D.C. After, Northup tries to tell the owner 's of the slave pen that he was a free man, the man furiously whipped him to try to convince him that he was a slave . Soon, Northup was sent to the South and sold to a plantation owner William Ford.
Chopin was born in a small town near Warsaw, Poland named Zelazowa Wola on March 1, 1810. He was born into a middle-class family which allowed him to be able to have the ability to have access to music at an early age. His mother was a key figure in his life when it came to music. She encouraged him to seek out a musical instrument when he was young. He started playing the piano very early in life, around the age of six, and it soon became clear to his family that he had a natural talent for it.
From African music, they got the rhythm and feel, and from European music, they got the harmony and instrument. Oscar Peterson lived in the city of Montreal, Quebec. The one who worked at the Canadian Pacific Railway as a porter, was his father, Daniel Peterson. One may think he only favoured the piano as a child, but he also liked Cowboys and Indians, street baseball and tag! Oscar Peterson was introduced to music by his parents because they said all of their children must learn the piano and a brass instrument.
Nijinsky parents were his first teachers and taught him the basics of ballet. Nijinsky got his first taste of the stage at the age of just seven, where he made his professional debut as a chimney sweep in a comedic circus dance performance. After moving to St Petersburg with his family at the age of nine, Nijinsky auditioned for and was one of the fifteen boys accepted into the prestigious Imperial Theatrical School, a school of classical ballet that has since been renamed, The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. Discipline was relentless, but drive and love of the dance flourished among students, making this the perfect place for a young, indefatigable Vaslav Nijinsky. He was a substandard student academically.
Without Cole’s inspiration jazz dance would have never been born. Jack Cole was born in New Jersey on April 27, 1911 and wanted to pursue his dream to dance ever since we he little. After Cole was sent away to be boarding school he decided to join with the Denishawn Dance Company that was led by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. After Cole made his first professional appearance in 1930, he left the modern dance world for commercial dance career in nightclubs. After Cole ended his career in his
My uncle has won best rock album in his band and my aunt has been on America’s Got Talent a few years back, you can say I have a music based family. My family has a wide range of careers, my mom is a teacher, my aunt is a composer for her band, and my dad lays down tile for various houses and other places. Then there is me, who is on YouTube and performs with my cello and piano in her room dreaming big. I have always dreamed about performing on stage with my cello or on Broadway on some stage in New York. Then you look at other countries, not England or Austria, but countries like Syria or Pakistan.
Three successful alto saxophone players are Harvey Pittel, Walter Parazaider, and John Coltrane. John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. Around the age of 12, his father, aunt, and grandparents died. His mom took care of him. In September 1943 she bought him an alto saxophone, which he played in high school.