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Jazz 1 New Orleans: a crucible of varied music(s) that came together to create a unique style (that is, a way of playing and singing) that came to be known as jazz: •ragtime •brass band traditions already in New Orleans (and marches) •new styles of playing by African Americans from other areas of the South; these styles were influenced by blues and religious music and exploited the practice of instruments imitating the sounds of the human voice. •blues, both in terms of style and form •virtuosic playing demonstrated by Creole musicians who, after 1890, lived with other African Americans instead of among white society. (1890 segregation law was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896: separate but equal was the law.) While the style was largely born in New Orleans, after WWI many African Americans migrated north in search of good wages and a more open society. (Between 1916 and 1920, more than half a million moved north, over 65,000 to Chicago.) Chicago and New York became important northern centers for jazz performance and,
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