These bountiful performances allowed him to become invited by his mentor “King” Oliver to be a part of his Creole Jazz Band. In accepting this position Louis was able to make a living off of his music and could eliminate working other day jobs. This new band Armstrong was involved in was among some of the most influential jazz bands out there at that time. This already influential band gave Armstrong the ability to continue his reign of influence on this music style and this time period. A while later Armstrong left Oliver’s band and began to play for a couple of different organizations.
They were both strictly created by black musicians. These forms of music were popular among both the young and older generations of African Americans. However, outside of the African American race, jazz and hip-hop has become a performance by people of all race and ages. Buddy Bolden invented jazz in 1877 in New Orleans (the guardian, 2010). That is where jazz is known to get its main influence from.
White jazz musicians had taken inspiration from black jazz music for many years, but because of swing, they became even more deeply devoted to integrating this music to blacks and whites. Benny Goodman was one of these white musicians.
Jazz categories include Dixieland, swing, bop, cool jazz, hard bop, free jazz, third stream, jazz-rock, and fusion. Bebop was the first major leap in creating the cultural phenomenon that was jazz. It gained a massive amount of popularity over a short span. Bebop gained popularity in the 1940’s and the reason bebop stayed primarily in African-American culture was that it was too complicated for white musicians to copy. This brought their culture back into the public’s eye.
He brought a way of performing that people had never experienced before, he was electrifying when he performed on stage. Elvis Presley was the first rock'n'roll star, he brought rebellion to the youth of that time and was able to grasp the listener and draw them into his songs which few artist have ever been able to accomplish. Sign Elvis was born to Gladys and Elvis Presley in 1935 and he was their only child. Elvis grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi
Name Instructor Course Date Duke Ellington Career and adult life Duke Ellington was a real innovator; he used his band to influence the growth of jazz and the American music sector. Like Hajdu noted, I believe Duke Ellington’s music made the real sound of America (72). He was an American bandleader, jazz composer, and pianist, who served for long as leader of big-band jazz. Born to a negro Butler, Ellington took up his the piano at the age of seven searching for dignity, attention, and generational fame. He joined the Elmer Snowden, the Washingtonians in New York (Collier, 46).
The well-known musician and performer, Elvis Presley, was born on January 8th, 1935 in Mississippi (Torr 196). He was one of the many men who created rock and roll music. Millions of people, including the president of the United States at the time, loved him not only for his music, but for who he was: a polite, southern man who brought joy to crowds across America (“Elvis Presley”). Overall, I think that he had a positive impact on the world for many reasons. Elvis Presley was a rock and roll musician.
Coined by black artists, none of the whites listened until Elvis conquered the charts. His music, which was blues, gospel, jazz, and boogie-woogie, all created by black artists, blended to make rock n roll brought whites audiences to accept black culture. “Presley’s music broke the racial barriers of that time, and was a key to the movement of racial tolerance between whites and blacks. Presley was one of the first singers to be appreciated and loved by both the black and white communities,”(Introduction 3). Elvis tearing down barriers opened the world to so many opportunities.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) is a well renowned and respected figure as an American performer and composer. Ellington fundamental character was based by the bonds from his family and establishments of the city 's large African American community. He states that in his memoirs, Music is My Mistress, Ellington emphasizes values inherited from his parents and from the black community that produced many achievements. He also records down Washington 's rich musical life and profiles some of its leading figures, among them Doc Perry, Henry Grant, and Louis Brown. His musical interests were passive as he found more interests in baseball and sports, his parents had no qualms about his obsession with baseball as he was doing well with
Singers such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday popularized blues and jazz vocals. Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong drew huge audiences as white Americans as well as African Americans caught jazz fever (Kallen 13). The continuing hardships faced by African Americans in the Deep South and the urban North were severe, it took the environment of the new American city to bring in close proximity some of the greatest minds of the day. Harlem brought notice to great works that might otherwise have been lost or never produced. The results were phenomenal; the artists of the Harlem Renaissance undoubtedly transformed African American culture.