---HistoryofAmericanMusic---JazzJazzJazz JazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzQuotations to ponder: “That’s the thing about jazz; it’s free flowing, it comes from your soul.” –Billy Crystal“I’ll play it and tell you what it is later.” –Miles Davis“Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.” –Art Blakey“If it has more than three chords, it’s jazz.” –Lou Reed“One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into Jazz.” –Lou Reed“Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.” –Dexter Gordon“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” -Louis Armstrong“Jazz is restless. It won’t stay put and it never will.” –JJ Johnson
---HistoryofAmericanMusic---JazzJazzJazz JazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzPrimary Source ImageDescription: Louis Armstrong, c. 1952
Definition: Influenced by ragtime, brass bands, and other sources, jazz is a genre originating in African-American communities such as New Orleans in 1920s America. With the sounds and varieties being so diverse, jazz is difficult to pinpoint with a strict definition.Peak popularity: (1910s and earlier in parts of New Orleans) 1920s –1950s (& beyond)Characteristics: bass, drums, guitar, piano, brass, vocals, improvisation, multiple rhythms, larger groups (jazz band)Influenced by: Blues, folk, marches, ragtime, classical musicInfluenced: Funk, reggae, R&B, Rock n’ Roll, ska, dozens of jazz subgenresNotable Artists: Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, TheloniousMonk, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Herbie Handcock, John Coltrane, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, Michael BreckerJazzJazzJazz JazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazz---HistoryofAmericanMusic---
---HistoryofAmericanMusic---1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010Jazz JazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzAfter being the most popular music genre for decades (by far), why do you think jazz declined so rapidly in popularity by the 1960s?
---HistoryofAmericanMusic---JazzJazzJazz JazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzJazzLouis ArmstrongElla Fitzgerald“Summertime”ivELBdxVRM“West End Blues”www.youtube.com/watch?