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  1. 1. ==== ====Download 5 powerful audios in the FREE Sound Transformation Demo Kit... ====In the turn of the century around 1920, many artists made their mark by playing in the discreetunderground nightclubs known as "Speakeasies" which are high class , "Blind pig" lower class or"Smokeasy" for smokers. The United States once prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages andsmoking tobacco in clubs as a constitutional amendment. One could usually find an undergroundnightclub by the doors without a sign to indicate that there was such as establishment inside.Those dives also had a secret door that lead out to a passageway or alley in case the police cameto investigate. The police had the power to arrest everyone in the place due to the fact that theywere broke the law by being there.However, thing were beginning to look up for Jazz Music once the invention of the record player orphonograph was made to play jazz albums. In addition, radio stations helped promote Jazzmusic, and made it popular among the public. Jazz Music became a music of class that earnedthe era a nick name known as the "Jazz age". The band leaders who became famous as Jazzmusicians were Paul Whiteman, Ted Lewis, Harry Reser, Leo Reisman, Abe Lyman, Nat Shilkret,Earl Burnett, Ben Bernie, George Olson, Bob Haring, Vincent Lopez, Ben Salvin and many more.Paul Whiteman claimed to be the king of Jazz music due to his popularity. He earned the titlewhen he hired some white Jazz musicians with Bix Beiderbecke included to combine jazz withlarger orchestrations.In fact George Gershwins "Rhapsody In Blue was commissioned by Whiteman as his debut forthe orchestra.Ten years after Jazz music became popular it was reinvented into a style that would be suitablefor radio and dancing. This style was known as "Swing" which allowed musicians to improvise theirown interpretation of the melody or theme that was sometimes difficult to do. In the Swing era Jazzbands grew into a larger size which was often referred to as "Big Band" music that would alwaysfeature a soloist.The band leaders and music arrangers for Jazz music who became famous for this style of musicwas Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Fletcher Henderson, Walter Page, BennyGoodman, Don Redman, Chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, and Jay McShann. During this timethere were racial issues of segregation between black and white people, but it slowly died downenough for the white band leaders to find black musicians to perform with them. In the middle ofthe 1930s Benny Goodman invited Teddy Wilson(pianist), Lionel Hampton (vibraphonist), andCharlie Christian (guitarist) to be a part of a group. Each musician learned from the style of othermusicians in order to form their own. For example, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie(trumpeter), BingCrosby (vocalist) were influenced by the improvising of Louis Armstrong. Later, the vocalists EllaFitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Sarah Vaughn joined the scene with JazzImprovisation known as the scat. To Scat is to vocally imitate musical instruments using such nonverbal language as doot n doo bee yah bah loo bey doo ee ya boy lay bah doo doot n doo yahdoo doy.
  2. 2. In the beginning of the 1940s Jazz music evolved yet again into a new style known as "JumpMusic" which was upbeat music using blues chords performed by small music groups. Thesesmall music groups are the forms many bands make today. Later, another style of Jazz musiccame using the music of the 1930s as an inspiration called "Boogie-Woogie" where the usual 4beat bar section expanded into an eight beat bar section in the rhythm which Big Joe Turner tookthe lead in the 1940s.In the 1950s, music reinvented again when turner turned to "Rock and Roll music". As for theSwing era music it was reborn in the use of the modern dance trends. Kansas City madememorial for Charlie Parker in their American Jazz Museum that displays the history of the musicand the people who made Jazz music what it has become.==== ====Download 5 powerful audios in the FREE Sound Transformation Demo Kit... ====