Starting in New Orleans, jazz music swept the whole country off its feet. Dressmakers advertised “jazz styles” and poets wrote “jazz poetry”. Almost everyone living in America at the time were affected by this fun new music. One of the most important jazz musicians in this time was Father Dip aka Louis Armstrong. His solos and his magnificent trumpet playing made him such a popular jazz musician.
As a powerful musician and the creator of one of the first big New Orleans jazz band, Oliver was the beginning of jazz in New Orleans and the start of generation of cornet players who advanced their musical style during the 1920s, including Louis Armstrong, who was Oliver's apprentice. All throughout olivers musical career he stood out through his techniques. Joseph Oliver was the first to change the history of jazz music. “King” Oliver helped spread Jazz from New Orleans to Chicago with the creation of his creole band.in 1922( “The life of King Oliver). Together the band brought new songs and music into Chicago.
These scenes merged together to create Canada’s unique jazz scene. American prohibition was in effect from 1919-1933, which encouraged many Americans, including musicians, to move north. This greatly influenced Canada by bringing many influential jazz musicians in, such as the Creole Band, who started Winnipeg’s jazz scene. The scene thrived in Montreal particularly, thanks to its large and concentrated black population in St-Henri. Harry Thomas is said to be the first Canadian Jazz musician, however this has been disputed due to the fact that Canada’s history of jazz is largely aural.
Many consider Armstrong's ability to play the trumpet one gifted to mankind by the heavens, meaning, there was no one that ever had or ever would be able to do it like him. -Scott yanow,Although it is said Louis could master any style of playing, his was identified by its sheer power and the pure soul that he was able to incorporate. His ways served as an enormous inspiration for not only musicians to come but those of his own time as well. Throughout the majority of his career he heavily enforced solo act type performances, much reason behind this had to do with just how overpowering his sound really was. An other reason for this was his incredible improvisational skill, which allowed him to provide an audience with endless fascination.
The Jazz Age is a movement in the twenties in which jazz music became popular. Fitzgerald mentions jazz music whenever Gatsby is having one of his famous parties he does this because he wanted to stick to the main things that happened in the twenties. Also Fitzgerald talks about jazz during the parties, because this is when it was most played. Fitzgerald is the man who came up with all of the sayings for
Eleanor Feagan, most commonly known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter who had a career lasting nearly 30 years. The way she sang had been strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists and introduced a new way of controlling phrasing and tempo. She carried an abundant amount of emotion and character in her voice, in addition to her material. Holiday is one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time and has had an everlasting influence on American music. The Harlem Renaissance was the “rebirth” of African American social and intellectual life during the 1920s and 1930s.
During her very successful career Bessie worked with many great jazz performers such as saxophonist Sidney Bechet, pianist James P. Johnson and pianist Fletcher Henderson. With Johnson, Bessie recorded one of her famous songs “Backwater Blues”. She also worked with the very famous jazz artist Louis Armstrong on several tracks including “Cold in Hand Blues” and “I Ain’t Got No Second Fiddle”. Her popularity with black and white audiences led her to be nicknamed the Empress of
That is where jazz is known to get its main influence from. It derived its style from two different types of street music; string bands and percussion bands. Jazz had been evolving for almost a decade before it was recorded. A white New Orleans band called the Original Dixieland Jazz Band beat all the superior Southland black bands to it
Louis Armstrong is one of the most influential jazz musicians to ever live. His trumpet defined the role of the jazz soloist and revolutionized jazz itself, and his way of singing was every bit as influential as the instrument he played. His daring trumpet style and unique vocals paved his way to fame. Armstrong style of singing was not always as well liked as it is today. In the beginning, he struggled to make his voice heard.
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington: Pianist, conductor, songwriter, and bandleader. Since his early teen years, Ellington left his mark on the genre of Jazz music with countless compositions and numerous variety forms that would be displayed for almost half a century. Ellington’s music career redefined many aspects of American music. His musical styling blended elements such as: his signature pursued ragtime, the blues, minstrel song, and others. It was this new complex, and diverse styling that would become a hot commodity of sorts, used in multiple settings including the nightclub scene, theaters, ballrooms, concert halls, and more.