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www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/popular_music/jazz1.shtml

Towards the end of the nineteenth century marching bands were popular in America. Black musicians began to jazz up the marches, adding syncopated rhythms, 'bending' notes and improvising on the melodies. Trad (traditional) jazz emerged in the early twentieth century in Storyville, the red-light district of New Orleans.

www.gregtivis.com/articles/Jazz-and-Blues.php

Jazz and blues may have different definitions, but they have a lot in common. Both jazz and blues originated in the deep south around the end of the 19th century. The blues came out of the African-American communities, from their work songs, spirituals, field chants and hollers. The blues is characterized by its chord ...

www.encyclopedia.com/literature-and-arts/performing-arts/music-popular-and-jazz/jazz

Female singers, especially Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn (1924–1990), had a larger part in the evolution of jazz than most women did. Since its inception, innovations in jazz seemed to come mainly from those who played wind instruments—trumpet players Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie (1917–1993), and Miles Davis ...

www.openskyjazz.com/2012/03/how-did-jazz-develop-in-south-africa

Mar 29, 2012 ... Given its ancient track record of longevity and creativity, I suspect it will be around for a long time to come, molding and influencing the various genres of world music. From a historical point of view and in this particular case, the musical chickens have come home to roost. Jazz has come full circle returning ...

www.jazzedmagazine.com/articles/focus-session/the-african-origins-of-jazz

Mar 28, 2012 ... Notwithstanding the above, however, Gridley states that the decoration of tones, such as pitch bending, originated in European classical, operas and folk music as well as in West African musical practices. Incidentally, the lowered 5th was a new blue note created later on, during the bebop era of jazz in the ...

nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1917beyond/essays/jazz.htm

Dance music and dance bands existed before jazz and, after the rise of jazz, there were still many dance bands that did not play jazz or used jazz elements only ... Jazz originated early in the century with small bands of five-to-seven players in a style that became known as New Orleans, named after the place where the ...

observer.com/2016/09/how-new-york-city-became-the-epicenter-of-jazz

Sep 9, 2016 ... Great jazz artists often don't come from Manhattan, but they struggle to build a reputation and gain career traction if they don't come to Manhattan. ... while lavishing attention on the accompanying dance of an “old darkey” who “did pound those boards until the kinks in his knees reminded him of his age.

www.counterpunch.org/2006/07/14/how-the-irish-invented-jazz

Jul 14, 2006 ... Dat Ol' Jazz. ... “Come on, there Professor, string up the big harp and give us all a tune Everybody has come back to the old town full of the old 'jazz' and they promise to knock the fans off their feet with their playing. “What is the ... What did this hot new word “Jazz” mean to “Scoop” Gleeson in March 1913?

www.visitkc.com/visitors/things-do/history-kansas-city-jazz

Jazz in Kansas City was born in the 1920s and continues today in clubs and events held throughout the city. More than 40 area ... While jazz began in the 1920s with a bang, it flourished in the 1930s, mainly as a result of political boss Tom Pendergast. During ... Only in Kansas City did jazz continue to flourish. At one time ...