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Title: JAZZ


1
JAZZ
  • Truly an American creation
  • Blend of European, Caribbean and African music
  • Truly took off during the 1920s
  • Roaring 20s are also called the Jazz Age

2
Timeline
  • 1800s Slaves brought to the US and Caribbean
    from west Africa
  • African drumming
  • Field Hollers
  • 1920s Jazz Age
  • Music flourished as people broke the law
  • Black face performers
  • 1930s Depression
  • Blues has appeal

3
Al Jolson
  • First superstar
  • Starred in first talkie The Jazz Singer
  • Performed in black face
  • In black face, actors acted lazy, stupid and
    childlike
  • Some African Americans even performed in black
    face.

4
Influences
  • Baptist-Gospel
  • Ragtime
  • Blues
  • Incredibly Feeling
  • Muddy Waters
  • Bessie Smith
  • Back Water Blues

5
Beginnings of Jazz
  • New Orleans (called the birthplace)
  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Cotton Club
  • Kansas City

6
How is jazz played?
  • Improvisation
  • Instrument solos
  • Each instrument plays by itself for a short
    period of time

7
Jelly Roll Morton
  • I invented this music.
  • No, but he wrote it down
  • Piano
  • Pimp, pool hustler, gambler, door-to-door
    salesman
  • Coca-Cola with salt (cure for tuberculosis)
  • Dead Man Blues

8
Duke Ellington
  • Piano and composer
  • Swing and Big Band Music
  • Good for dancing
  • It Dont Mean a Thing

9
Louis Armstrong
  • Probably the most influential jazz musician
  • Sent to a boys home and learned coronet
  • Appeared in over 25 movies
  • Had surgery to fix his raspy voice
  • Rockin Chair/Hello Dolly
  • Blacks turned on him
  • Uncle Tom
  • Negative Image

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Billie Holiday
  • Stubborn and cranky
  • Heroin addict
  • Faced discrimination
  • God Bless the Child

13
Strange Fruit
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,Blood on the
leaves and blood at the root,Black body swinging
in the Southern breeze,Strange fruit hanging
from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the
gallant South,The bulging eyes and the twisted
mouth,Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh,And the
sudden smell of burning flesh! Here is a fruit
for the crows to pluck,For the rain to gather,
for the wind to suck,For the sun to rot, for a
tree to drop,Here is a strange and bitter crop.
14
Benny Goodman
  • Played clarinet, composer, bandleader
  • Clarinet was not usually used in jazz
  • Sing, Sing, Sing

15
Glenn Miller
  • Played trombone lead band
  • Played in 1930s
  • Volunteered for army in 1942
  • Played for troops
  • In the Mood

16
Dizzy Gillespie
  • Trumpet, composer, band leader
  • Performed in 1940s.
  • Someone fell on his trumpet and bent it
  • He liked the sound
  • Salt Peanuts

17
Charleston
  • Dance craze of 1920s
  • With partner or alone
  • Dance of flappers
  • The Charleston

18
Swing Revival
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
19
THE END
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