** • Jazz music was part of the popular minstrel shows and vaudeville shows, both of which introduced the music to wider audiences. • Scott Joplin bought jazz into homes all over the country, and the Ragtime craze was on. It really caught on in New Orleans allowing Jazz to flourish due to its less rigid social backgrounds. New Orleans became the first true jazz centre. • This encouraged the popularity and growth of jazz music.
The Harlem Renaissance was an awakening of African American culture which began to spread and influence society in areas including music, art and poetry. The moment gained popularity and for the first time, African American culture was being celebrated in American society, which led to the concept of the “New Negro”. (Doc. 2 Harlem Renaissance) Jazz music and Louis Armstrong, a famous African American jazz artist, began gaining popularity across the United states and became a big part of the American culture (Doc 3. Lois Armstrong’s Trumpet).The Harlem Renaissance was also remembered for bringing powerful poetry to literacy, including the great work of Langston Hughes (Doc 4.
During the 1920s and 1930s jazz began to be popular and interesting among young people, black and whites. They were attracted by the freedom and artistic nature of it. When white popular musicians started to integrate the Bebop style with their own music, it became that much more popular, not only in America, but around the world. Jazz became a way to unify cultures through music. It helped to bring down barriers.
The Harlem Renaissance began and thrives during the roaring twenties. It unveiled an incredible amount of black artistic and literary creativity. Harlem Renaissance writers and artists expressed pride in their African American culture through extraordinary performances. It was a time of great discovery, mostly in the arts, and gave provided Americans something else to focus on besides the current economical status. Many wonderful African American poets, authors, musicians, and artists emerged in that time period and are still highly regarded today.
Duke Ellington was a renowned personality in the music industry, as he was a very successful and notable composer and pianist. He also was a band leader of jazz orchestra throughout his professional career of fifty years; he had been the leader of the orchestra from the year 1923. He was born in 1899 and passed away in 1974. He was a notable figure in the music industry and had an active professional career in the field. That is why his personality is worthy of study so that lessons might be drawn from his life.
In The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald displayed both positive and negative aspects of the Jazz Age through several characters, symbols, and events. The Jazz Age, as said before, was a very upbeat time in American history, where there was an abundance of wealth, good feeling, and rebellion among the new generation. Fitzgerald himself says that the
Some times called hot jazz, it’s roots can be traced to New Orleans and consisted of a horn playing a melody and a higher and lower horn playing around that melody. It became very popular in the early 1900’s and the rhythm was supplied by bass and drums. By the 1930’s young black musicians wanted to develop their own styles and many studied the teachings of
The sound gradually increased, the momentum is growing, and the band developed into full play until the climax. Then the tone color was warm and bright. The rhythm of this piece was combine energy through the use of staggered rhythm, staccato, and timpani accompaniment. After that, the dynamic of the piece is performing the level of sound in low and high way. So it brings the feeling of sad and happy to audience.
Many of this success was also influenced from other legendary artists they looked up too for example: Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Also, American music such as jazz, country and even Indian music influenced their creativity. They were able to incorporate all styles and make it their own. One of the reason the band was so successful was because they were do dedicated to music, they knew how to satisfy the people and deliver their music. There were even occasions that they would play for more than seven hours.
Every band was with the crew of the six and there were six instruments with each band. First band started their concert with Blew yellow white song. That was good and I personally liked that song very much. Because of the very overwhelming music, this was purely a jazzy song. Then the band performs their next program and each one was quite interesting to see them play it and even more entertaining to ears.