If you listen to jazz today, you will hear expanded musical harmonies, musicians playing more complex chords, and musical harmonies borrowed from many different genres of music, including pop. Many new, mainstream jazz as artists use the same techniques that artists from the early 1900’s used. Joseph “King” Oliver was the father to many of these techniques, which changed jazz and the way we hear it today. During the 1920’s, Joe “King” Oliver was the most progressive and influential artist in jazz because of his musical innovations that influenced other jazz artists to incorporate his methods,which sparked a new type of jazz. Jazz was first born in New Orleans and eventually moved to Chicago.
From receiving heavy criticism due to a variety of factors to being the most popular musical genre for Canadians during the Great Depression, jazz music has been responsible for uplifting people’s spirits, shaping cities and changing the face of music. Prohibition and racial tensions in the United States attracted talent, whether immigrants were seeking employment in film or pursuing a career in jazz. The Golden Age of Radio also contributed to jazz’s success, leading jazz to be the most popular genre of the 1930s. It is often forgotten that Canada is home to some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, like Oscar Peterson. Jazz is not only an American concept, contrary to popular
Elvis Presley’s personalized creation and performance of rock transformed the style as a white genre. Elvis credited the musical influences of blues and jazz for the creation of his unique approach to rock and roll. Not only did the early 20th century music inspire Elvis Presley, but well-known, successful groups such as the Rolling Stones and Beatles credit the blues for their inspiration. ("20th Century Music," n.d.). Following the evolution of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, came the introduction to many more genres established by African Americans, such as, Hip hop, R&B and Rap.
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.
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. An originator of Big Band Jazz, Duke Ellington’s prominent ear for music stretched further beyond the composition and performance scene by aiding in the recruitment of musicians such as: Bubber Miley, famous for using a plunger that made a "wa-wa" sound, and Joe Nanton, who implemented the "growl" of his trombone, cornetist Rex Stewart, and trumpeter Cootie Williams. His orchestra became his most prominent “instrument” surpassing his individual skill as a pianist. Ellington’s style came into fame as his group, The Washintonians, created the Jazz style of “Jungle Sound.” Compositions including “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo” (1926) and “Black and Tan Fantasy” (1927) sport the band’s 1920’s newly formed style. Ellington’s band leadership, compositions, arrangements, and soloist skills provided solid evidence to the claim of Ellington being the greatest Jazz musician of the 20th century.
On the other hand, Kanye West has been busy in his musical career aside from being a family man to Kim Kardashian and their daughter North. More than a 2nd baby on the way, a new album is believed to be on works as well. Meanwhile, the much awaited Fyf Festival features several independent and mainstream artists of the United States. Aside from Yeezy headlining the first night, artist Morrissey will be the 2nd night 's starter. Other musicians that will be performing on the event are Bloc Party,The Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle and Sebastian, and FKA Twigs to name a few.
As soon as the concert started I was utterly ravished by the opening number. The only popular symphonic orchestra in New York-- the New York Pops presented one of Billy Strayhorn's jazz classics, Take the a Train, took me traveling through big apple, down into the eastern Brooklyn, up into the northern Manhattan. The jazzy vibe, gosh, killed me softly. The reason why I chose a Jazz concert for my concert report was because I was also very fond of Jazz. I liked the feeling that Jazz provided.
Despite the negativity surrounding the Great Depression, music continued to march on through the Great Depression. In fact, it was used as a moral uplift for those who hit the ground hard from the adversity. What type of music genres formed and/or developed during this period of time? Jazz and Blues music primarily, as they developed further down the line. However, the former showed the most growth, as Jazz music has always thrived in adversity and came to symbolize American freedom(s).
Though African Americans lived under constant fear of death and pain in the Gilded Age, all was not pain and sorrow. In the 1920s the African American was starting in earnest to place his or her stamp on American culture as a whole. It is in the era the seeds of revolution were planted that would bear fruit in the Civil Rights era of the mid 20th century. As the African Americans in New Orleans did make jazz the African Americans in New York and Chicago made Jazz what it is today and it helped many people see that what they live in is not what the have to stay
I am in the middle of my fourth year playing clarinet. I would greatly enjoy going to your summer camp again; I went to the junior summer camp last year (2016) and had a wonderful time preparing music with musician I did not know and got to learn. I have truly grown as a musician these past years, have had memorable experiences during marching and concert season, one goal I have is taking my playing abilities into college. I started playing clarinet in the sixth grade and spent that year learning as much as I could in a public school with 43 beginning clarinets. That summer going into seventh grade I started lessons which got me playing more often and into my middle school’s second band, symphonic, keeping high chairs.