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Title: Jazz


1
Jazz
  • 1920s to 1960s most popular
  • American Made
  • Swing Style
  • Improvisation

2
Jazz
  • Ragtime
  • 1897 - 1920s
  • African American Invention
  • Performed on piano usually in bars or saloons
  • Big Band
  • 1920s - 1940s
  • Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones, Piano, Guitar, Bass,
    Drums

3
Jazz
  • Dixieland
  • 1940s - 1950s
  • New Orleans
  • clarinet, trumpet, trombone, sousaphone, banjo,
    bass, drums
  • Bebop
  • 1940s - 1960s
  • technically based
  • improvisation intensive

4
Jazz
  • Latin
  • 1950s - 1970s
  • non-swing
  • ethnic instruments
  • Fusion
  • 1960s - 1970s
  • mix of rock and bebop
  • technically challenging
  • radical notes and rhythms

5
Jazz
  • Pop Jazz
  • popular, movie TV music performed in big band
    format
  • Smooth Jazz
  • solo artists
  • simple melodies

6
Jazz
  • Ragtime - Scott Joplin
  • From Sedalia, Missouri
  • Attended Smith College 1896
  • Wrote Marches, Waltzes and is considered the
    Father of Ragtime

7
Jazz
  • Big Band - Glenn Miller
  • Formed a band during high school
  • Played trombone, composed and arranged Big Band
    Music
  • In 1942 he joined the Army Air Force and was
    commissioned to provide music for the troops

8
Jazz
  • Dixieland - Louis Armstrong (aka Satchmo)
  • From New Orleans
  • Trumpet player and vocalist with a very unique
    voice
  • Worked as a performer on a Riverboat, in a pit
    orchestra on Broadway

9
Jazz
  • Bebop - Charlie Parker (aka Bird)
  • From Kansas City, Kansas
  • Started playing Saxophone at 11 and joined high
    school band at 14
  • Moved to NY in 1939 to pursue a music career

10
Jazz
  • Latin Stan Kenton
  • Grew up in California
  • Often criticized for his modern approach to big
    band

11
Jazz
  • Fusion - Herbie Hancock
  • From Chicago
  • Studied classical music at an early age
  • Considered a child prodigy
  • Innovator of modern jazz

12
Jazz
  • Pop Maynard Ferguson
  • From Verdun, Quebec
  • Hired in 1950 by Stan Kenton
  • Noted for his screetch trumpet high notes
  • Formed his own bands from 1956 on

13
Jazz
  • Smooth Jazz
  • Kenny Gorelick
  • From Seattle, Washington
  • Started Saxophone at age 10
  • Failed on his first audition for school jazz band
  • Guinness Book of World Records for longest note
    on Sax 4547
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