Jazz Musicians and Their Music By: Kevin Slater IAS-108 December 10,2010
History Of Jazz Jazz can be followed back to the time of slavery. Jazz has a history of being cross cultural and very diverse. Many different people have help shaped what jazz has become today.
How Jazz has changed There have been many different evolutions of jazz. It started as a “call and response” style. It then became a style called Ragtime. New Orleans played a huge part in the formation of modern jazz. With the migration to the North, people took their music with them.
John Coltrane(1926-1967) Type of Jazz he played was called Free Jazz. Was a pioneer of Free Jazz in the 50's. An Example of his Music: Blue Train
Miles Davis(1926-1991) The type of Jazz that he played was Cool Jazz and Jazz Fusion.
Worked with John Coltrane, and helped pioneer Fusion.
Many well-known jazz artists got their start in Davis' ensembles.
An Example of his work: Milestones
Glenn Miller(1904-1944) The Type of Jazz that he played was Big Band Jazz.
Was part of the Army, and toured during the Second World War.
His plane went missing during the war and they assumed he passed away.
An Example of his music: Pennsylvania 6-5000
Wynton Marsalis (1961- ) He is a Modern Day Jazz Musician. Wynton Marsalis is an American Jazz and Classical Trumpeter. An Example of his Music: CHEROKEE