Jazz Era How did the beginnings of jazz on the 20th century and early jazz musicians affect American culture?




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Jazz Era

  • How did the beginnings of jazz on the 20th century and early jazz musicians affect American culture?


Subgenres

  • Big band swing

  • Bebop

  • Latin

    • Afro-Cuban
    • Brazilian
  • Jazz Rock

  • Club Jazz



Louis Armstrong

  • called "the single most important figure in the history of jazz" by Billboard magazine

  • Improvisation - laid the foundation for all jazz to come.

  • Developed scat singing



Miles Davis

  • Invented subtle “cool jazz”

  • Used musicians of any race

  • Could hear music in his head

  • Started into jazz fusion later



Thelonious Monk

  • one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre

  • began exploring the piano at age nine

  • Minton’s Playhouse was where the “bebop revolution” began. It attracted a new generation of musicians

  • harmonic innovations proved fundamental to the development of modern jazz

  • used rhythms that utilized the entire keyboard

  • Today Thelonious Monk is widely accepted as a genuine master of American music



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