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  • How Did Jelly Roll Morton Influence Jazz?

    Jazz didn’t start out as Jazz, it was once called Ragtime. This was a composed piano style and was the first major black music style. Jazz was an innovation from Ragtime, they had similar music in them like the piano, but Jazz added sole and also added more brass instruments. Ragtime started in Sedalia Missouri where artist like Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton got their taste of fame in the music world. Scott Joplin was an African-American pianist and composer. He was born into a musical…

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  • Jazz Opportunities

    The Jazz Age: Prevailing Opportunities for African Americans During the Jazz Age, jazz music, primarily dominated by African Americans before 1920, began to gain popularity among whites and transformed into an important aspect of American culture. The increased popularity of jazz music led to a growing acceptance of African American culture and presented African Americans with the opportunity to gain social status. Music has always played an essential part in African American life and its…

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  • The Roaring Twenties: The Jazz Age

    equality between different skin colors. The Jazz Age did not officially begin until 1917. During this year, two events had transpired. These upcoming events involved a five-piece combo from New Orleans which had become known as the famous Original Dixieland Jazz Band, or ODJB. The band consisted of black musicians, who had the first “on-sale” disks of new music. The band’s record sold in…

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  • Movie Going Case Study

    was named the Wonderland theatre which was at 422 E. Pettigrew in Durham. It was also a black owned business, and was owned by Frank K. Watkins. An interesting fact about Watson is he also owned the Wonderland and Rex Theatre’s in Durham and the Dixieland Theatre in High Point. In other words Watkins was responsible for many of the Black theatres in…

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  • Characteristics Of Ragtime Music

    Ryosuke Koizumi Ethnomusic 50A Harrison Charley Oct 16, 2015 Ragtime and Blues Jazz is widely considered as the greatest form of African American music in the twentieth century, and it is distinguished by the originality of its improvisation, the virtuosity and erudition of its performers and composers and its professionalism and artistry. (Burnim 163) Although Jazz is one distinctive music genre, some of the other genre influenced the emergence of the jazz, such as African American traditional…

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  • Miles Davis And Miles Armstrong's Impact On Jazz

    Despite rising to significance nearly twenty years apart, Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong share a common accomplishment: single-handedly changing the musical genre of jazz forever. With his trumpet in hand, Louis Armstrong took the jazz world, and even the entire world of music by storm with his famous gravelly voice and his focus on solo performances in jazz, a change of pace from the prominent collective improv focused jazz of the time. While making these groundbreaking changes to jazz,…

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  • How Did Louis Armstrong Influence The Jazz Industry

    Louis Armstrong is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential jazz musicians of all time. Coming into prominence in the 1920s, his fame stretched across decades through his unique style of trumpet playing, playing in bands of some of the more influential jazz musicians, being mentored by influential jazz musicians and becoming a nationwide cultural icon, not just in the view of the entertainment industry, but in the view of all of America (Megill, 76). His inventiveness,…

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  • The British Boom

    The Blues and the British Boom Many of the most popular and best-selling musicians of the twentieth century were part of a movement called the British Invasion. The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones, most notably, are all household names to those with any interest in popular music since the 1960s. Past the initial Invasion, artists such as Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd also had immense success after traveling across the pond to perform in the United States. Even with the…

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  • Roaring Twenties: The Rise Of Jazz During The Harlem Renaissance

    improvisational melodies. They formed jazz bands typically consisting of a “cornet, clarinet, trombone, tuba or bass, piano, banjo, and drums” (Britannica). One of the first jazz bands that arose from the New Orleans’ jazz scene was the Original Dixieland Jass Band. They were the first band to ever release a jazz record, and their song (released on May 30th 1917) “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” became an instant success. At this time, vocals…

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  • Louis Satchmo, Armstrong: The Life Of Louis Armstrong

    Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong “My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn…” (Louis Armstrong). He possessed no formal teaching and yet he broke all barriers when it came to music. Louis Armstrong remains one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. He not only revolutionized the sound of jazz with his embellished, improvisational solos and “scat” singing, but also his humble personality and charismatic presence won him the hearts of millions. Often known as Pops…

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