Newport Jazz Festival

jazz

Scott Fitzgerald is extensively credited with coining the term, first using it in his 1922 short story collection titled Tales of the Jazz Age. Jazz is a broad musical fashion, notoriously difficult to outline, however with a basic foundation of improvisation, syncopated rhythms, and group interaction. Considered a wholly American musical form, jazz originated in the course of the late 19th century inside black communities of the Southern United States. A jazz ensemble usually performs a predetermined tune, with each musician adding their own interpretations.

The evolution of jazz was led by a sequence of good musicians similar to Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington (listen to Ellington in Duke’s Music Class), Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. Jazz developed a series of various types including traditional jazz, swing (hear, for instance, to Benny Carter, who received his begin in swing music, in Benny’s Music Class) bebop, cool jazz, and jazz? At the … Read More