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Chapter 8- New York Bands Chapter 8   New York Bands o Harlem Renaissance Provided lively setting for cultural developments Boasted largest and most vibrant black community o New keyboard styles for pianists, large ensembles coordinated by bandleaders o Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB)   Reisenweber’s Restaurant in 1917 got  famous o Nut jazz (one early face of jazz)   had slapstick effects; featured xylophones;  physical humor where Jimmy Durante got his start in show business playing piano for nut  jazz outfit o Another face of Jazz was sweet dance music pioneered by Paul Whiteman o Fletcher Henderson   pianist   “The Colored King of Jazz” in the 1920s Retained N.O. –style swing from Armstrong after Armstrong left his band  in 1924 Tried to match Paul Whiteman on the “sweetness of his music” 1920   arrived in NY to go to Columbia but was a “New Negro” in the  music industry so pursued career in popular music rather than science
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