A genre of music that developed in the early twentieth century within the United States, jazz represents a mix of European, American, and African tribal musical components linked to African-American people traditions and sometimes carried out by ensembles of African-American musicians. The word jazz is believed to have come from the Creole word jass, which refers to African dance or to copulation. The time period jazz first appeared in print in a March 1913 version of the San Francisco Bulletin in reference to peppy dance music. Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996) loved a protracted and illustrious profession as a jazz singer.
Goodman was one of only some white jazz musicians who was able to build a profession with his music. New Orleans was a melting pot of African, Caribbean, Creole, European, and local traditions. Its small bands played in parades, funerals, and other social gatherings and have been typified by a celebratory … Read More