Jazz Informative Essay

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Introduction 1. Jazz is a music genre in which artist express themselves with instruments and a type of tune, to let their audience know what they have been dealing with or what they have experienced in their lives. Jazz has a lot of history and it’s one of the most popular genre in the United States. a. Jazz was born in the United States. It’s the best music to represent America because artist have a way to express themselves through their music. 2. Louis Armstrong is a well-known Jazz artist. He is considered “most influential artist in the history of jazz.” Armstrong is known for songs like “Star Dust,” “La Via En Rose” and “What a Wonderful World.” Body 1. Jazz is considered a most popular genre in the United States; however, the history…show more content…
By the 1920s, African Americans began to migrate to northern cities such as Chicago, New York for the search of a better opportunity. This was known as the “Jazz Age” or “The Roaring Twenties.” i. “Young Americans began to embrace this new style of music by listening and dancing to Jazz and blues.” This represented an insurgency against their parent’s old-fashioned views. “Young women, known as “flappers,” shocked their parents by cutting their hair and wearing shorter dresses.” ii. Chicago and New York became the hotbed of Jazz. d. Jazz has also been a huge part during the Civil Rights Movement, because African American jazz artist had long begrudged the white owned record companies and clubs that controlled their income. i. Some artist wanted to get away from these establishment and control their own music. 2. Louis Armstrong is a well-known artist in the Jazz culture and one of the most popular artist in the United States. a. Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. i. He was born in the section so poor that it was nicknamed “The Battlefield.” ii. “His father was a factory worker and abandoned the family soon after Louis's birth; his mother, who often turned to prostitution, frequently left him with his maternal grandmother.”

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