Jazz in the 1920s

College
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 10 (2510 words)
Download 0
Jazz is something Negroes invented, and it said the most profound things - not only about us and the way we look at things, but about what modern democratic life is really about. It is the nobility of the race put into sound . jazz has all the elements, from the spare and penetrating to the complex and enveloping…

Introduction

This important event in history marked the importance of New Orleans as a regional musical center. The "Congo Square" became the breeding ground for what will become a very significant part of the American culture. In this place, the formerly slaves in the community were allowed to express themselves through music and other art form. Thus, they sang "work songs filled with irony, imagery, and love-relief from the tensions of their lives (American Popular Music 2005)." The blues, which is a precursor of jazz also flourished in the "Congo Square" giving way to the creation of jazz music. Compared to other types of music, jazz has its distinct characteristics. Jazz is characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythm and improvisation.
This repot will specifically look at the Jazz Age (1920s) and one of the most influential figure during that time. This paper will focus on the significance of jazz after the World War I and the significant places where it flourished. One section will give an account to the contributions of Louis Armstrong in jazz music. It will also briefly explain the situation jazz in the post World War II.
A decade after the World ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Jazz and Brazilian Guitar Music
However, they posit that American music influenced Brazilian culture much more, thereafter. American music being sophisticated and cosmopolitan was also considered a threat to Brazilian culture by some. During World War II Roosevelt began a good neighbor policy to keep Brazil on its side. As a result of this policy American creative artists such as filmmakers and musicians also traveled to Brazil.…
American Culture in the 1920s
The affluence of the society grew rapidly and so did the demand for new products and services. This led to the generation of an explosive growth cycle of demand - innovation - production. The advent of the new journalism, motion picture, and radio presented opportunities for mass entertainment, information as well as advertising of various products of mass consumption.…
Flappers and 1920s
"Flapper culture set American society abuzz in the 1920s, jazz was becoming the musical craze of young people, hemlines were rising in girl's skirts in length, and in the backseats of automobiles. Modern society was emerging in the speech, fashions, and actions of young girls all over the country. The motion picture industry became an obsession for young men and women who dreamed of gracing the…
Jazz Music
Throughout the 19th century, there was a growing interaction between black and white people in the United States. This meeting of cultures led to the merging of two musical ethnicities, and the combination of which inspired the development of JAZZ. This type of musical genus was born in America. During the time African slaves were brought to the United States, these slaves preserved much of their…
music research
Improvisation, along with the existing sounds of other black music such as ragtime and blues, made jazz unique. Charles "Buddy" Bolden, also known as "King Bolden," was known to have led some of these early jazz groups. Bolden's band was well known in New Orleans from 1900 to 1907. Many early musicians credited Bolden and his band with having originated the genre known as "jazz"; however, the term…
Jazz in the 1920s
This important event in history marked the importance of New Orleans as a regional musical center. The "Congo Square" became the breeding ground for what will become a very significant part of the American culture. In this place, the formerly slaves in the community were allowed to express themselves through music and other art form. Thus, they sang "work songs filled with irony, imagery, and…
Jazz Music in 1920s and 1930s
However, genre such as blues and popular music including jazz, overlap in a lot of ways.…