Jeff coffin is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer and educator. He is a three time Grammy Award winner with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones. He was born in August 5,1965. Futureman is an inventor, scientist, musician and a composer. He is a two time Grammy Award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Fleckstones.
His had a disposition for the clarinet and he loved every second of it. The first musical he played in he was at the age of 11, and then soon after joined the American Federation of Musicians when he was 14. At that age he made the decision to quit school in order to pursue his music career. His father died a year later and Benny used the money he had
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.
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.
His trainer Elwood Buchanan knew that he would be something great one day, even after the first day he played the trumpet at the age of 13. He caught a surprise when Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker asked Davis to join their band because one of their bandmates who played the trumpet prior to Davis had become ill. After Davis spent a few year playing with these two guys, he graduated high school and decided he was going to move to New York to attend a Musical Art school known as Julliard School of Art. A short year later,
The band consisted of 3 members; Johnny Dodds, the clarinet player, his younger brother, nicknamed “Baby”, who played the drums, and Joe Oliver, the cornet playing leader who had been acknowledged as the Crescent City’s top brass man. They often did duets with Louis Armstrong. One of the most celebrated musical events of the decade was the premier of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at Manhattan’s Aeolian Hall in the winter of 1924. It was so popular that there was a mob of people outside of the hall who were fighting to get in. Deems Taylor said that the Rhapsody revealed “a genuine gift and a piquant and individual harmonic sense.
He began from here experimenting with this new sound which was stressed on sonority of instruments. This eventually evolved the transformation of the sound of brass instruments through the use of newly modified mutes.Saxophonist Russell Procope said that "Mood Indigo" was the band 's greatest popular number, and they played it every night for twenty-eight years. It is a sincere tone poem, and its original sound shaped the
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington: Pianist, conductor, songwriter, and bandleader. Since his early teen years, Ellington left his mark on the genre of Jazz music with countless compositions and numerous variety forms that would be displayed for almost half a century. Ellington’s music career redefined many aspects of American music. His musical styling blended elements such as: his signature pursued ragtime, the blues, minstrel song, and others. 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.
John Birks or Dizzy Gillespie helped usher in an era of bebop in Jazz. He was born in south carolina in 1917 and was youngest of nine children. He began playing piano when he was four years old and received a music scholarship to laurinburg Institute in North carolina. He is most known for his big puffy “swollen Cheeks” . Dizzy replaced eldridge in a band called Teddy Hill.
He is currently going to the University of Arkansas and is in their band playing clarinet. Although high school Jacob made it very clear that he was participating in society. His Senior year of high school he volunteered a summer to helping old people. While in high school he learned and demonstrated good citizenship by learning about the different political parties and societies. You can ask him anything about any party and he could answer it.