Sep 10, 2011
What is Jazz Music?
The origin of the word "jazz" is most often traced back to a vulgar term used for sexual acts. Some of the early sounds of jazz where associated with whore houses and "ladies of ill repute." However, the meaning of jazz soon became a musical art form. It is a combination of improvisation, swing notes, back beats and blues with brass instruments.
These ingredients have combined in different ways, with different factors, to make different types of jazz.
A Brief History of Jazz
The music that we call jazz was born around the year 1895 in New Orleans. Jazz represented a break from tradition music where a composer wrote an entire piece of music on paper. Jazz, then, functions as popular art and has enjoyed periods of fairly widespread public response.
Jazz continued to evolve and developed into many different styles.
Popular Jazz Artists
He is synonymous with jazz. He grew up in New Orleans where he learned to play cornet in reform school. He played around New Orleans in several bands and joined “King” Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Chicago in 1922. Louis Armstrong
In 1925 he recorded his famous Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions.
Nat "King" Cole He is an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice.
His first mainstream vocal hit was his 1943 recording of one of his compositions, "Straighten Up and Fly Right."
Peggy Lee She is an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress. She wrote music for films, acted, and created conceptual record albums—encompassing poetry, jazz, chamber pop, and art songs.
In 1942 Lee had her first #1 hit, "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place."
Billie Holiday She is an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day." Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.
Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday "changed the art of American pop vocals forever."
1. Where is the birth place of Jazz? 2. She was nicknamed, “Lady Day.” 3. It is a combination of improvisation, swing notes, back beats and blues with brass instruments. 4. He composed “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” PART 1
5. Who is this popular jazz artist?