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  • 1. The Jazz Age
    By: Sydneye Olkowski
  • 2. Contents
    Page One- What is Jazz?
    Page Two- The Origins of Jazz
    Page Three- Jazz in the 1920’s
    Page Four- Famous Musicians
    Page Five- More Detail on
  • 3. 1) What is Jazz?
    Jazz is a music genre that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions.
  • 4. 2) The Origins of Jazz
    In 1808 the Atlantic slave trade had brought almost half a million. Africans to the United States. The slaves largely came from West Africa and brought strong tribal musical traditions with them. By the 1920’s African music had been sped up and played with different instruments it now became Jazz.
  • 5. 3) Jazz in the 1920’s
    Prohibition in the United States banned the sale of alcoholic drinks, resulting in speakeasies which helped the role of Jazz. These meetings had dancers and musicians that would commonly play Jazz. Jazz became very popular during this time and after the prohibition was lifted it continued being the music of the era.
  • 6. 4) Famous Musicians
    Some of the most famous musicians of Jazz were Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith. Louis was a trumpeter, Ellington was a composer, and Bessie was a singer.
  • 7. 5) More Details on Louis Armstrong
    Born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans US Louis played the trumpet at age thirteen and continued through out his whole life. In Armstrong’s professional career he was nicknamed Satchmo by his fellow musicians and fans. Louis Armstrong had three main co-musicians who were Joe “King” Oliver, Ella Fitzgerald, and Kid Ory. When Armstrong was 69 years old he died in Corona, Queens, New York.
  • 8. Vocabulary Words
    Flapper: carefree young women with short “bobbed” hair, heavy makeup, and short skirts.
    Stocks: shares of ownership a company sells in its business which often carry voting powers
    Shares: one of the equal fractional parts into which the capital stock of a joint-stock company or a corporation is divided.
    Anarchist: a person who believes that there should be no government.
    GNP (gross national product): the total value of all goods and services produced by a nation’s residents during a year.