I liked this jazz performance more because it was more peaceful. I'm not sure if it was the location of the performance that got me to feel the music more. The location of the performance was a style where you would go listen to jazz. The performance was Robert Moore, this performance only had one person singing which was better to understand what he was saying. The concert had all types of instruments.
I don’t know whether it is too complicated, too pretentious, or just too farfetched, but it is on a different plane than I am. That being said, I decided to look at a different kind of jazz. Webster defined jazz as an American music form developed from blues and characterized by syncopated rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing, improvisation, and often distortions of pitch and timber. I decided to stick with Dixieland jazz. 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.
The concert started a few minutes early and the Jazz Ensemble II performed first, which I found strange. I did not recognize any of the songs performed but I did enjoy the concert. Apparently, the two ensembles were two different jazz classes and the Jazz Ensemble II focused on improvisation. The Jazz Ensemble I had graduate student composers and
• 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. • Jazz went from only playing in New Orleans to becoming a staple of the America airwaves, dance halls and homes” • The 1930’s brought a new style of jazz “big band swing”.
William John Evans better known as Bill Evans (August 16, 1929- September 15, 1980) was one of the most influential American jazz pianists ever, was known as harmony genius, a highly nuanced touch player and his lyrical playing style. His introspective lyricisms, endless flow of clear ideas and subtle Western classical flourished have influenced a legion of jazz pianists including Jack Reilly, Herbie Hancock, Andy Laverne, Enrico Pieranunzi, Keith Jarrett, Fred Hersch, Joanne Brackeen and countless others. ( ipad npr.org) Described by noted jazz writer James Lincoln Collier says that Evans had the widest influence of any piano player since 1960. (James Lincoln Collier, The Making of Jazz: A Comprehensive History (New York: Dell Publishing,
This music was the combination of not only features of African American life into its music, but also features from other influences of cultures. Cultures such as the Caribbean, European folk and Asian styles.  The most popular form of jazz
Bob Jones University Woodwind Ensemble: Concert Report One On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I attended the Woodwind Ensembles that was held at Bob Jones University. There was a total of nine well-performed pieces from the students that sounded very pleasant and harmonious to the ear. The woodwind ensemble consisted of various types of wind instruments such as the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, English horn, bass clarinet, bass flute, alto flute, and piccolo. The transition from one piece to another was smooth with good variations of tempos, meters, style, and movements.
The versatile clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer, Don Byron, opened the fourth day of the festival, which brought a higher magnetism in terms of concerts. In his very own style and using a cathartic, loose language, Byron started with a dedication to Ornette Coleman, playing one of his tunes. Along the way, he still had time for another tribute, a beautiful ballad, this time in honor of the recently deceased Allen Toussaint. For this freewheeling gathering, he brought the Cuban-born pianist Aruan Ortiz, the veteran bassist Cameron Brown, and the unpretentious drummer Bruce Cox. The performance occurred at the New School Auditorium.
As a fifth grader, I had little to no idea of the context a trumpet plays in. Only now do I appreciate the versatility in style that this brass beauty lends itself to. The trumpet is as well-rounded as an instrument gets, integral to many different genres. I play in wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, marching band, brass quintets, solos, and more—but not without major adjustments to my playing technique. I have the privilege to lead an amalgam of sections, filled with distinctive individuals; it is only through this variety that I was able to identify a singular leadership style—what works and what doesn’t—across all groups.
F. Scott Fitzgerald got it right with the jazz age in the book. In New York during this time, there were barely any people who were worried about money. Gatsby’s parties during this time period were festive with good manners and everything perfect about them. They way people dress during
The concert was held at Jazz at the Bistro. It was a tribute to the great trumpet player and St. Louis native Clark Terry. The concert was performed by contemporary trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band. Clark Terry was a well-known and highly respected trumpeter and flugelhorn player who has had a tremendous influence on jazz and jazz culture in the music’s rich history. Clark Terry’s music deeply moved numerous jazz legends like Byron Stripling, who once said, “You don’t have to be a jazz fan.
On the day of Sunday April 10th, I went to a jazz ensemble concert at the Trinity University Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. This hall was much larger than the previous performance I attended. My first impression of the group was that they were relaxed and comfortable. For instance, when the drummer winked the drummer gave when the director explained his switch from the trumpet to drums.