Jazz Compare And Contrast. Jazz Essay

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Jazz Compare and Contrast
Jazz was the music of the 20’s people who listened to it back then were considered rebels. The artists that really got the ball rolling with this new sound was Jelly Roll Morton, Joe King Oliver, Sidney Bichet, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. These men changed the way people looked at music for ever. They come from different backgrounds but impact the music world in a long lasting way, which leads to their own situations by the end of their careers.
These artists all came from many different backgrounds, but all seemed to get into Jazz music. All these men were born in New Orleans besides Duke Ellington. Even though they grew up in the same area does not mean they grew up the same way. Some were self taught and some were more formally taught from a teacher. Jelly Roll Morton started to learn piano at age ten. By 1902 he was working in bordellos Storyvilles. His story on the reason he started into music is not very known, but Morton became an itinerant pianist, working in many cities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. As for Sidney Bichet it was in his genetics, passing it down through the family. That is how he learned to play and get into Jazz music. He later left New Orleans and ended up in Chicago playing in touring shows and carnivals. That is where Bichet got his start. Joe King Oliver also left New Orleans to go to Chicago, but he seemed to have started music as a trombonist and played in brass bands giving a new sound…

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