Jazz In The 1920's

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The Jazz Age took place in the 1920’s and was named The Roaring Twenties. Jazz music and dance started to grow just as WW1 had come to an end and when the Great Depression started sinking in. African Americans are often credited as the creators of jazz, but it soon ranged through every minority. New York City and Chicago are two places where Jazz was played frequently.
Although Jazz was popular, people that liked classical music hoped that Jazz would not become mainstream. Jazz rose in popularity to help create a cultural shift. A dance called Charleston was created by blacks and was popular, especially with the younger crowd. Some jazz artists are Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Joe “King” Oliver. There were also some band jazzes like

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