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Apr 30, 2015 ... To start where jazz began, head to Congo Square. This small pocket of land in New Orleans, once an open field, now a national historic park, had a major influence on American music. From the mid-18th to the 19th century, Congo Square was a gathering place where slaves and free blacks could dance to ...


Jun 4, 2007 ... Musical History. Jazz began with the opening of Storyville, New Orleans' famous red-light district. Its roots, however, run further back, and, like the roots of a marigold, are tangled, and draw sustenance from many different sources.. Though the roots of jazz are difficult to trace, perhaps the best place to begin ...


Aug 25, 2011 ... Where did the terms retro-nuevo and skronk originate? ... Not least because quite a lot of those genre names come from the artists themselves. ... As Georgia Tom, Dorsey played jazz and blues piano before turning to the Bible for inspiration in 1932 and selling songs such as Precious Lord, Take My Hand ...


Jun 29, 2011 ... Though jazz is thought to have originated primarily in New Orleans, important jazz traditions have also been associated with other American cities—most notably Chicago, Kansas City, New York, and Los Angeles. Generally regarded as one of the highest achievements of African American expressive ...


Jul 29, 2014 ... Music experts pointed out that the jazz musicians of the time were all French (the American musicians had left at the start of the war) and they made “adjustments” to make jazz seem more French. At the time the music was called “swing” in France so they started calling it “jazz” which sounded less American.


In 1922, Oliver sent for a young cornet player from his home town, New Orleans, to come and join the band. His name? Louis Armstrong. Louis & Joe became a formidable team. Musicians flocked to see them. At the instigation of his wife, Lil, the pianist in the Creole Jazz Band, Louis left Oliver to join Fletcher Henderson's  ...


Dec 4, 2017 ... But today, we're going to talk about something really important that we've never talked about on this show before, but it really deserves a lot of attention. And that is the history of African music and how that relates to jazz. Where did jazz actually come from? As we know, jazz is African American music.


Jan 16, 2004 ... The author presents several theories on the origin of the word "jazz." They are that jazz came from: : : Jazz, the nickname for Jasper, a dancing New Orleans slave, around 1825, who was stirred to a faster pace by people saying, "Come on , Jazz!" : : Mr. Razz, a band conductor in New Orleans in 1904.


In the 1930s, Jack Cole, a trained modern dancer, began adding influences from East Indian and African dance to his choreography. He became an important influence for some of the great 20th-century masters of performance jazz, who lit up Hollywood and Broadway with their innovative and exuberant moves.