You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

15 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Play In Chicago
    1,302 words
    Joe Oliver was born on December 19, 1885, in Abend, Louisiana. He moved to New Orleans in his youth and is often credited with being born in that city. During his childhood, he lost the use of one of his eyes in an accident. This medical condition did not diminish his musical ability in the least. Between 1908 and 1917, he played in several local bands around New Orleans. These bands included: The Olympia Band, The Onward Brass Band and The Original Superior Band. Joe Oliver started off playing ...
  • Biography Wayne Shorter
    378 words
    Biography Wayne Shorter was born on August 25th, 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 wi...
  • Musician Since Armstrong
    1,264 words
    Louis Armstrong Heroes are needed in the world to give people something to look up to, someone to be like. Louis Armstrong over came such adversities as poverty, alack of good education, and racism to become one of the greatest jazz player not just of the 1920's but of the 20th century. Armstrong was one of the creators of Jazz and was one of the most popular entertainers from the 1920's. Starting out at a young age he never knew that one day he would be such a popular jazz player and also not k...
  • Granz's New Record Label
    883 words
    Singer. Born April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. (Though many biographical sources give her birth date as 1918, her birth certificate and school records show her to have been born a year earlier.) Often referred to as the "first lady of song", Fitzgerald enjoyed a career that stretched over six decades. With her lucid intonation and a range of three octaves, she became the preeminent jazz singer of her generation, recording over 2,000 songs, selling over 40 million albums, and winning 13 ...
  • Album Free Jazz
    3,179 words
    Early Jazz The earliest easily available jazz recordings are from the 1920's and early 1930's. Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Armstrong ('Pops', 'Satchmo') was by far the most important figure of this period. He played with groups called the Hot Five and the Hot Seven; any recordings you can find of these groups are recommended. The style of these groups, and many others of the period, is often referred to as New Orleans jazz or Dixieland. It is characterized by collective improvisation, in w...
  • Big Bands As The Swinging Bands
    1,694 words
    Swingin' in the 1930's: A decade innovative music Thesis: Music of the 1930's took an interesting ride with swing. It was not only a musical pastime, but a way of life; those who brought it to us, will live on forever. Towards the beginning of the 1930's, the nation was grasped by the effects of a Great Depression. The economy was on hold, but the music was not. As the 1930's began to take shape, they gave birth to a new era of music. The melancholy sound of the early years of the Depression had...
  • Jazz Concert Live Music
    573 words
    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 ...
  • Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
    1,322 words
    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 n...
  • Late 1920's African American Jazz Music
    1,670 words
    The Jazz music of the Big Band Era was the peak of over thirty years of musical development. Jazz was so innovative and different that it could literally sweep the world, changing the musical styles of nearly every country. Big band Jazz that makes the feet tap and the heart race with excitement that it is recognized with nearly every type of music. The musical and cultural revolution that brought about Jazz was a direct result of African-Americans pursuing careers in the arts following the Unit...
  • New Orleans Jazz Band
    1,235 words
    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...
  • Dizzy Gillespie
    737 words
    A man with brown eyes, and black hair, weighing 162 pounds, at five feet nine inches tall, and winner for the best trumpeter of 1956 in the Down Beat poll must be Dizzy Gillespie. Dizzy was born on October 21, 1917 as John Birks Gillespie from Cheraw north Carolina. He was the ninth and last child of John and Lottie Gillespie. Dizzy was given early instrumental training by his father, who was the teacher and director of a local band. This in turn meant there was many instruments in their home. D...
  • Four Piece Jazz Band And Its Audience
    1,028 words
    Is language, or the actual act of speaking, solely created by the organs of speech It is possible that some scholars might agree that communication is not totally vocal, yet how many of these same scholars would agree that language is not restricted to the vocalized speech that is so common in everyday life This paper will argue that music, specifically instrumental jazz, can be characterized as an alternative language method. In order to gather information to write this paper, research was cond...
  • Great Trumpet Soloist With Ellington Band
    1,291 words
    Music of The swing Era, The Five Most Significant Big Bands and Their Theme Songs Duke Ellington (Take The A Train) Count Basie (April In Paris) Benny Goodman (Let's Dance) Jimmy Lunceford (Lunceford Swing) Glen Miller (In The Mood) Important Facts To Remember- These bands were the refined versions of the seminal work of Flecther Henderson, the architect of the big band style. henderson was know not only as a bandleader but as a great arranger and was hired in the latter capacity to write arrang...
  • Jazz Music
    571 words
    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 Gillespies Contributions To Jazz
    974 words
    "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 neigh...

15 results found, view free essays on page: