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  • South Africa Jazz Overseas
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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...
  • Development Through African Music The
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    Written investigation into the contexts and musical influences on the jazz style. Summary of HND seminar on History of Jazz. On the 10th March, we were given a seminar by the HND students on 'The Development of Jazz Music and Dance. My aim in this written investigation is to summarise the information given to me. Development through African music The earliest form of Jazz, began in African music. While most West African culture was erased when people were transported into slavery, some core poss...
  • Jazz On The Trumpet
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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...
  • Ron Eschete Trio Concerts
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    I enjoy and listen to variety of music from classical music to rap music. I have attended many concerts, mostly symphony bands concerts. However, interestingly, through whole my life, I have never experienced jazz music and I have never been to jazz concert. Therefore, it was hard for me to decide which jazz concerts would give me most pleasure and exciting experience. I researched for jazz concerts listing and I have decided to go to the Ron Eschete Trio Concerts because it was held closed to m...
  • Ragtime Toward Jazz And Blues
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    Ragtime was a very influential part of the development of jazz. Ragtime became very popular in the late 1800's. Ragtime's distinct style set it apart from the other genres. Syncopation is what defines this art form. This is when the loud accents fall in between the beats. Anything that is syncopated is basically ragtime. One of the most important ragtime composers was Scott Joplin. Like all great artists, Joplin did not restrict himself to this favored art form. Both before the advent of ragtime...
  • Jazz Concert Live Music
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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 ...
  • Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
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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 n...
  • John Coltrane's Free Jazz
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    John Coltrane: An Experimental Musician Jazz, which evolved from African American folk music, has developed and changed over the last century to become an art form in America. It places particular importance on inventive self interpretation. Rather than relying on a written piece, the artist improvises. Jazz has taken many forms over the past seventy years; there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the evolution of that sound. From Thelonius Monk, and his bebop, to Dizzy Gi...
  • Sorts Of Jazz Music Coltrane
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    A Brief Look Into The Life and Music of JOHN COLTRANE Pg. 1 John Coltrane was born in born in Hamlet, North Carolina on September 23, 1926. John Coltrane was an only child. His father, John was a tailor who played the violin and ukulele, and his mother Alice played piano and sang in the church choir. This was a great environment to foster his love of music. Coltrane soon moved with his family to the town of High Point, where his grandfather was the pastor of the A.M.E. Zion Church. His family wa...
  • Music From New Orleans
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    Throughout history, music has made dramatic impacts on the way civilizations and communities function and behave. Likewise, the behavior and attitudes of people in a community add to the flavor and attitude of the music made within the culture. Examples of this sort of connection include the Baroque era in Europe, where the character of the common citizen and the music were very refined and structured, or in England during the 70's, where the citizens and the music displayed anger and revolt aga...
  • Cuban Rhythms And Jazz
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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...
  • First Musical Instrument
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    Reviewer: Good morning, Adam! How are you doing? Adam Klipple: Hi! Very good, thanks! I was waiting your call. Reviewer: Music is playing so loud, what are you listening? Luis Armstrong? I'm not mistaken? Adam Klipple: Exactly! You aren't, its Luis Armstrong. Every morning I wake up with music. Reviewer: Oh I see, music became a part of you. Adam Klipple: Right. I cannot imagine my life without it anymore. Reviewer: So when did you know you were going to be a musician? Adam Klipple: It was in sc...
  • Jazz Music
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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...
  • Blues Music
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    As be-bop had been a reaction to swing, the development of rock 'n' roll from African-American blues and southern hillbilly traditions was a reaction against the ballads, dance numbers, and novelty tunes of the early 1950's. With the coining of the term by Cleveland radio announcer Alan Freed in 1954, rock 'n' roll was young people's music, a rebellion against the standards of parents, schools, and authority in general. Ballads and speeded-up versions of the twelve-bar blues often contained vagu...
  • Influence Of Jazz On Classical Music
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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 behind p...
  • Louis Armstrong
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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 w...
  • Small Performing Area
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    I attended a jazz show at the Renaissance Caf'e in Newark. The Renaissance Caf'e is a small restaurant. On the right side is a bar, to the left is the dining area and straight-ahead is a small performing area. The small audience was dressed very casually. They were very attentive and supportive of the performers. The group was made up of a drummer, a cello player, a keyboarder, and a vocalist. They were dressed with their own personal style, but overall casual. The vocalist Hollis Donaldson was ...
  • Work Of Art
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    Bob Fosse's sexy cynicism still shines in Chicago, a faithful movie adaptation of the choreographer-director's 1975 Broadway musical. Of course the story, all about merry murderesses and tabloid fame, is set in the Roaring '20's. Ren " ee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones are beautifully matched as Jazz Age vixens, and Richard Gere gleefully sheds his customary cool to belt out a showstopper. Whatever qualms musical purists may have about director Rob Marshall's style, the film's sheer exuberan...
  • Influence Of The Stars On Young Americans
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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 sin...
  • Jazz Music
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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 ...

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