The New Orleans Rhythm Kings changed and influenced many people’s lives in the 1920s. They even helped make the Roaring Twenties actually “roar.” Their band helped create the essential cornerstone of the classic Chicago style of jazz ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's"). Not only did they make a difference in music, but in society as a whole. They did when they put out the first “racially mixed” jazz record in 1923 with Jelly Roll Morton, an African American jazz composer and pianist ("Tin Roof Blues: The Story of the New Orleans Rhythm King 's", "Composer Jelly Roll Morton, ragtime to early jazz"). The New Orleans Rhythm Kings music has impacted everyone 's lives for the better for their music is still
Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music. Most legends are known for excelling in a specific field or for doing something so impactful on the world that they will be remembered for ages. What set Louis Armstrong apart from others considered to be legends is that he did this multiple times throughout his life and with ease. Over time there have been many people that have impacted the world and society we live in.
He was one of the only African American musicians who spoke up against political issues, he publically talked about the wrongness of school segregation (Harris). Armstrong performed an astonishing 300 concerts per year on average (Harris). Through his expertise in jazz music Armstrong set the bar for all aspiring musicians, something great to learn from but hard to live up
Charles Parker Jr. born on August 15, 1920 grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, he was known for his nickname “Bird” or ‘’Yard bird’’. He was one of the most influential people of the Bebop era, because of his iconic way of playing the saxophone. When he was a young boy he quit school to pursue his dreams in the music industry, in his early career he rejoined Jay McShann’s band where he made his first recording in the year 1940. In the year 1945 he made his debut with his own band playing alongside Dizzy Gillespie, both started to develop a new innovative style of playing music which was known as
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
Jazz music had been around long before the 1920's because it was played by African Americans. Once white people stopped and listened, they fell in love. It became the craze and way of life. Jazz outlasted its era and was completely "American" (Baughman Vol. 3).
In conclusion, Percy Grainger was an amazing composer that influenced many people, under many others influences. He collected many folk songs, and composed many songs! He pretty much went around the world spreading his songs! Now, if you were back in the 1900’s would you listen to Percy
After the Civil War, Gilmore was responsible for initiating the evolution of the American band tradition. With the addition of woodwind instruments to his new post-war ensembles, the professional wind band had supplanted the previously popular brass band (Hebert, 2000). Additionally, Gilmore started to gain notoriety for organizing large-scale concerts. The 1869 National Peace Jubilee and the 1872 World Peace Jubilee, which Gilmore organized, featured over eleven thousand musicians (Crawford & Hamberlin, 2013). These behemoth performances made Gilmore the most prominent band director of his day.
During this time, he “obtained his first job as a professional musician.” (Anderson, Paragraph 5) “Armstrong’s reputation as a musician continued to grow,” (Biography.com, Paragraph 7) and he soon was mentored by another local cornet player, King Oliver. “In the summer of 1922, he received a call from King Oliver to come to Chicago and join his Creole Jazz Band.” (Biography.com, Paragraph 8) Louis accepted the offer, and began playing second cornet for the
The term ‘Jazz Age’ was used by many who saw African American music, especially the blues and jazz, as the defining features of the Harlem Renaissance.” (Wintz 2015) No part of the Harlem Renaissance molded America and the whole world as much as jazz. Jazz ridiculed numerous melodic traditions with its syncopated rhythms and ad libbed instrumental performances. When seen as a melodic theater and diversion, The Harlem Renaissance all began three years before when Shuffle Along opened at the 63rd Street Musical Hall. Shuffle Along was a melodic play composed by a couple of veteran Vaudeville acts—entertainers Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles, and writers/artists Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle. “In the process, it introduced white New Yorkers to to black music, theatre and entertainment and helped generated the white fascination with Harlem and the African American arts that was so much a part of the Harlem Renaissance.
In Missouri he joined up with the Fate Marable’s band. After three years, Louis’s dreams came true. Joe Oliver asked him to travel to Chicago to join his Creole Jazz Band. It took little time for the city of Chicago to fall in love with Louis’s New Orleanian style of jazz. Louis was becoming a star.
Little Louie Louis Armstrong once said, “If you have to ask what jazz is, you 'll never know”. Louis Armstrong stated that jazz is how musicians make it, and it does not have a real definition. Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 in a poor, black section of New Orleans called Storyville. It was so dangerous that its nickname was the Battlefield. Louis’s grandmother was very strict.
Jazz brought about a new form of music, and the artists allowed people to let loose and find a way to express themselves better. Of all the influential musicians in the time period, there were none better than Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Sidney Bichet, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. Each artist has their own story, and their own reason for the end of their career. Some lived their life out in fame and glory, while others were shown the more dramatic side of life. Their upbringing may differ, but they all had one thing in common; a lasting contribution for not only the Jazz Era, but for all other generations and genres of music to come.
His father was a professional trumpet player, so he grew up with music his whole life. The bebop stars that influenced Corea to play jazz are Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Horace Silver, and Lester Young. He was accepted into the liberal arts program at Columbia University in the late 1950s and later went to The Juilliard School to give full time to music studies. In the 1970’s Corea decided to lead his own groups called Circle and Return to Forever. He also
Of the various American art forms, jazz is probably one of the most unique and distinguishable. Jazz has proven to be an enduring music style, lasting over a century—from ragtime to present day. I had the good fortune of witnessing one of the world’s premier trumpet players—Wayne Bergeron—in action during Brazosport College’s Jazztravaganza. Featuring a multitude of bands, the concert lasted almost three hours. Nevertheless, my time was well spent as I heard the best jazz music my community had to offer.