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Lm89Jazz Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century. It emerged in many parts of the United States in the form of independent popular musical styles, and it is linked with African American and European American music. Jazz since its birth have changed and faced with improvisations starting from ragtime till the modern style of the jazz. The birth of Jazz in the multicultural society of America has led intellectuals from around...

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Jazz Concert Review #2 I attended a jazz concert on November 3rd at the Frontenac Grill. The band, Joe Bozzi and I, played all kinds of music for us while this place was filled with various groups of people eating, drinking and chatting. This band played their songs by using three guitars, drums, saxophone, trumpet, xylophone and the piano throughout the whole entire time. The first song called, “Through the Eyes of Love,” was played from the movie called The Ice Castles. This song started off...

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Jazz and Blues

Blues and Jazz are different in several major ways. I. Blues and Jazz are different in terms of feeling. A. By performing or listening to the Blues, one is able to overcome sadness. 1. Blues is based on the music of African-American playing to express longing for better life and lost loves, jobs, and money. 2. Because African-American, in the past, did not know about music theory, they played out of major scale notes, and therefore, makes the feeling of sadness. B. Jazz sparks...

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Jazz Essay

The Jazz Anecdotes by Bill Crow covers in detail about the History, definition, figures and in general in depth understanding of Jazz music. It's Impossible to describe and name all the figures in a two page short essay, but I'll do my best to fit as much as possible. According to the book: at first, the idea of pep and having a good time which was a Victorian morality against rebellion mentality shaped the idea of jazz. It became a rich and formal tradition of American music. Ragtime which was...

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Jazz Experience

Jazz Experience by Sedric Arnold My Jazz experiences, relaxing yet energizing. Attending two venues which had different styles and ambience showed just a brief introduction to the diversity of Jazz. The Blue Whale was the intimate, relaxing, and smooth experience while The Saugus High School Jazz night was the energizing, want to make you get up and move experience. I will describe each to let you get a perception of how I felt at each. On September 30, 2013 I attended The Blue Whale...

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Jazz Critique

and sounds of the Etowah Jazz Society. The concert was from 9pm to 12 am in the morning. There look is like a big band but they have a swing feel to them. The bands whole persona is that of a big band that you would see on a dance television show back in the older days. There sound was very mellow and not loud at all. After Monique talked to a couple of the members in the band I found out that there influences on music where commonly set around the swing era, big band jazz, and Natalie Cole. The band...

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The History of Jazz

The History Of Jazz The first jazz was played in the early 20th century. The work chants and folk music of black Americans are among the sources of jazz, which reflects the rhythms and expressions of West African song. Ragtime, an Afro-American music that first appeared in the 1890s, was composed for the piano, and each rag is a composition with several themes. The leading ragtime composer was Scott Joplin. The first improvising jazz musician was the cornetist Buddy Bolden, leader of a band in...

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Jazz Age

THE JAZZ AGE DEFINITION The period that in the U.S. extended roughly from the Armistice of 1918 to the stock-market crash of 1929 and was notable for increased prosperity, liberated or hedonistic social behavior, Prohibition and the concomitant rise in production and consumption of bootleg liquor, and the development and dissemination of jazz and ragtime and associated ballroom dances JAZZ DEFINITION Jazz is a musical tradition and style of music that originated at the beginning...

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The Jazz Age

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 United...

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Jazz History

December 13, 2012 Jazz Music: The Back Story of a “Well Known” Era Everyone has heard or at least has heard of Jazz music. The bands, the singers, and the instruments make you want to get up and start dancing! Jazz music has been around longer than you would think and is still a very popular type of music today. But do people know of the back story? How jazz started out, how it matured or even how today, it is used in different ways in music that you might not even notice? Not really. Jazz music may be...

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