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  • 2. What is Jazz Music?
  • 3.
      • 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. 
  • 4. A Brief History of Jazz
  • 5.
      • 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.
  • 6. Popular Jazz Artists
  • 7.
      • 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.
      • In 1925 he recorded his famous Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions.
    Louis Armstrong
  • 8. 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."
  • 9. 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."
  • 10. 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."
  • 11. QUIZ 
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 5. Who is this popular jazz artist?