• Why Jazz Is Purely American
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    Jazz music originated in New Orleans, Louisiana in the early 1800 s. It is very popular and underwent many changes throughout its history in the United States. Jazz music is purely American because it started in America and grew in America. New Orleans was a major cosmopolitan when Jazz was born. People sometimes called New Orleans a pot of gumbo because of its diversity of people. It started off when slaves were permitted to sing and dance in Congo square every Sunday afternoon. African Americ...
  • The Revival Of Jazz In South Africa
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    Jazz is once again back on its feet in South Africa. After many years of cultural oppression due to Apartheid, jazz is slowly but surely finding its way back to popularity in South Africa. However, the road to reconstruction is apparently not a smooth one, as many jazz musicians and the entire jazz community are still running into problems in South Africa. Despite this, the progress that has already been made is incredible and the future of jazz in this region has reached a new level of optimism...
  • Wayne Shorter Jazz Band York
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    Biography Wayne Shorter was born on August 25 th, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey. His musical introduction came through the clarinet at the age of 16. Shorter attended Arts High School and later graduated from New York University with a major in music education in 1956. It was while in New York that Shorter started to play the saxophone and gained exposure to some of Jazz's most influential artists. After a two year interruption in the military, Shorter kick started his professional career in 1958 w...
  • Playing Jazz Music Trumpet Play
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    Purpose: By the end of the speech I hope you all will understand the joys and pains of playing jazz on the trumpet. Introduction: (turn off lights) Imagine its night time in New York City. You head over to the village vanguard to see the hottest players in jazz, out do each other on stage. You enter the club it seats about fifty but there s more like 80 all wanting the same thing, to hear John Coltrane's sextet perform. (play Lazy Bird up to 1: 40). The recording you just heard was from the John...
  • Thelonious Monk Recordings Are Of His Own Compositions
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    Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on October 10, 1917. He began playing piano when he was the age of five, in New York City, where he grew up. He started as the pianist for the Cootie Williams Orchestra, where he gained fame for his tune "Round Midnight", in 1944. Thelonious Monk was part of that small but select group of jazz musicians who were responsible for the birth of a new kind of jazz - bebop. In his teens he met Mary Lou Williams, a fine jazz pianist who became a l...
  • Jazz Concert Review Big Band
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    The first question I asked myself at the beginning of the quarter was how much do I actually know about jazz? I have always characterized jazz music as a rhythmic and instrumental form of music. My impression on the basis of the jazz has always been portrayed with the African-American race. I think this was build up from the rhythm 'n' blues era and meaning according to the dictionary ("style of music that was invented by African American musicians in the early part of the twentieth century and ...
  • The Origination Of Jazz
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    Jazz and It's History Jazz started when World War I had just ended and a social revolution was on it's way. Customs and values of previous were rejected. Life was to be lived to the fullest. This was also known as the era of the "lost generations," and the "flapper" with her rolled stockings, short skirts, and straight up-and-down look. They disturbed their elders in the casino, night clubs, and speakeasies that replaced the ballrooms of prewar days. Dancing became more informal - close of the ...
  • Racism Related To The Novel Ja
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    Racism Related to the Novel Jazz In the novel Jazz, written by Toni Morrison, racism was a strong issue that was presented in the novel. The novel relayed the issue of racism to its beginnings and to how it is today. Although, at that time black males regarded jazz as the essence of the Harlem Renaissance, the age of the New Negro, for many black women it represented the disenchantment of urban life. The age that emphasized racial pride and equality but often overshadowed black women's equality....
  • Guitar Lessons Music Jazz Saxophone
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    Music in My Life Since my youth I have been obsessed with music, singing, listening, and playing. It wasn't until the sixth grade that I could truly begin the journey which would allow me to express myself musically. I received a saxophone for Christmas and began taking lessons at Settlement Music School, while I do not play anymore, the saxophone helped me understand and develop a learning process for music. After one year of saxophone, I realized that the perfect instrument for me was the guit...
  • Jazz And Classical Music
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    Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a life-long ...
  • New Orleans Jazz Band Dag
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    New Orleans Jazz Band: Dag " They have a word down South to describe the way you feel when your packed into a crowded dive at 1: 00 AM, where the cigarette smoke is so thick it makes it sown weather; and the waitress is slinging bourbon and Frito's while some bad-ass Jazz Funk band rocks the house as hard as Blue Ridge granite, and the sweat flows down from the stage like the cloudy waters of Pamlico Sound. There's a word for how you feel when you hear live Jazzy-funk music so sweet and hot, you...
  • The Education Model Learning Process
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    Jazz and education are not as unrelated as one might think. Although they seem different on the surface, the very things that make up jazz and education are one and the same. Education exemplifies the elements of the jazz model. Obviously the community exists in and of the classroom, with the students and the teacher creating the energy, and they themselves embodying the other elements of jazz. The most common place for education to take place is in the classroom. The fact that a community that...
  • Cuban Music Jazz Rhythms Latin
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    Music of the WorldSocarras started by playing the Cotton Club and in black revues, recording the first flute solos jazz with Clarence Williams, Sidney Bechet's and Louis Armstrong's producer. Once he had built up a reputation, he founded a big band that mixed classical music, Cuban rhythms and jazz. His music was a total novelty at the time, and one contemporary American critic wrote of the savage intensity" of the band's rhythm section. Although Socarras was black, he overcame racial barriers i...
  • An Essay On The Many Forms Of Herbie Hancock
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    Spanning the worlds of jazz and contemporary rock and pop, Herbie Hancock was, and still is a very influential pianist in jazz today. He has made several jazz albums, in his 1960 s relationship with Blue Note, defined jazz funk with his Head Hunters band of the 1970 s, and topped the pop charts with Rockit in the 1980 s. He was born on April 12, 1940 in Chicago. He was a child prodigy and began studying classical piano at the age of seven. At 11, he performed the first movement of a Mozart conce...
  • Artie Shaw Music Jazz Concerto
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    Does the language of Jazz differ from the language of other forms of music? Making reference to a particular work of Jazz and a piece from another genre, compare and contrast these pieces of music. Make reference to the form and structure within each work. The language of jazz is very different from (some) other forms of music, say classical music, because unlike classical music, which was, mainly written by the 'upper classes' for the 'upper classes', to be listened to as chamber music behi...
  • Louis Armstrong Jazz Music First
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    In Southern America, beside thinking about culture, food, racism! Ketc. However, Music is one of the most important things in Southern America, they have Elvis Presley! |s Rock! yen n! | Roll; Gospel, blue! Ketc. in the early century, Jazz was also playing an important role of music, when we talk about Jazz, Louis Armstrong will be best fit to call him! SS the father of Jazz!" . On August 4, 1901. A baby boy was born in one of the poorest section of New Orel and, his name is Louis Armstrong. "He...
  • Similarities Between Classical Music And Ellington's Jazz
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    The Similarities Between Classical Music and Ellington's Jazz One of the greatest tragedies in the 20 th century can be seen in the debasing of the Jazz genre as a unworthy equal to it's predecessor, European Classical music. This can be seen in various statements about Jazz, such as Boris Gi balin commit, "The "Jazz Mania" has taken on the character of a lingering illness and must be cured by means of forceful intervention." 1 This conflict can be traced through out the history of Jazz, as Clas...
  • American Culture Jazz Women Young
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    Artists and entertainers built the foundations of America's well-known culture. Jazz musicians and club singers encouraged a world of passion, rebellion and freedom and the big-screen stars changed the world of America's young generation of the era. Jazz music encouraged awareness of Black Americans and on some level, placed whites and blacks on the same step of the ladder. Entertainers set the wheels in motion for changes in women's right, changes in morality and acts of rebellion. The Jazz si...
  • Jazz Age Louis Armstrong
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    The Jazz Age The 1920's, often referred to as the "Jazz Age" saw the beginning of a distinctive style of music, separate from its roots in ragtime and blues. Jazz is played on the theory that an infinite amount of melodies could fit the chord progression of any composition. It is unusual in its use of improvisation. Some jazz music is written out or memorized by the musicians, while other parts of jazz are improvised. This means that the musician may play any notes he wishes to play, as long as...
  • Dizzy Gillespie Big Band
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    "Dizzy" Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie was one of the principle developers of bop in the early 1940's, and his styles of improvising and trumpet playing were imitated widely in the 1940's and 1950's. He is one of the most influential players in the history of jazz. Born in 1917 in a small South Carolina town, John Birks Gillespie was the son of a bricklayer who played the piano on the weekends with a local band. He died when Dizzy was only ten. The young Gillespie got his musical education from neig...