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  An Overview of Dixieland Jazz
If we define 'Jazz' as the free improvisation on a melody, then "Dixieland Jazz" is that type of improvisation which we today associate with bands originally playing in America's 'Southland'.
In 1897, the city council passed legislation that restricted all prostitutes and brothels to a 38 square block area, that came to be known as the the Storyville district (after assemblyman Story, who sponsored the ordinance restricting prostitutes to the area), or just "the district" to the locals.
Suffice it to say, that modern jazz historians now feel that there was a parallel development of the music by the two groups: The White and the Black Brass Bands and musicians were each listening to each other.
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  Dixieland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dixieland developed in New Orleans, Louisiana at the start of the 20th century, and spread to Chicago, Illinois and New York City, New York by New Orleans bands in the 1910s, and was, for a period, quite popular among the general public.
Dixieland combos usually have a rhythm section with a combination of drum kit, upright bass, piano, and banjo or guitar.
According to jazz writer Gary Giddins, the term Dixieland was widely understood in the early 20th century as a code for "fl music." Frequent references to Dixieland were made in the lyrics of popular songs of this era, often written by songwriters of both races who had never been south of New Jersey.
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 The Red Hot Jazz Archive
Jazz represented a break from Western musical traditions, where the composer wrote a piece of music on paper and the musicians then tried their best to play exactly what was in the score.
Many of these virtuoso musicians were not good sight readers and some could not read music at all, never the less their playing thrilled audiences and the spontaneous music they created captured a joy and sense of adventure that was an exciting and radical departure from the music of that time.
The second wave of New Orleans Jazz musicians like Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory, and Jelly Roll Morton fromed small bands, that took the music of these older men and increased the complexity and dynamic of their music, as well as gaining greater commercial success.
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 Trombone Page of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Afro-Cuban jazz is a combination of jazz improvising and rhythms from Cuba and Africa; it is also known as Latin Jazz although several of its practioners prefer the former term.
Not all jazz from the 1920s can be described as "New Orleans Jazz" or "Dixieland." The 1920s were a rich decade musically with jazz-influenced dance bands and a gradual emphasis on solo (as opposed to collective) improvisations.
Although virtually all jazz groups prior to the rise of bebop in the early to mid-'40s played for dancers, the term "dance bands" is used to describe orchestras of the 1920s and '30s whose primary function was to play background music for dancers rather than to serve as vehicles for jazz improvisations.
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 Dixieland Jazz primer
Jazz was a style of playing which drew from all of the above and presented an idiomatic model based on a concept of collective, as well as solo improvisation.
Jazz may have been a luxury (entertainment) in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, but in New Orleans it is a necessity--a part of the fabric of life in the neighborhoods.
Traditional jazz is differentiated from "modern jazz" that began in the 1940's with be-bop.
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 The Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band was formed in the late 1950's and has played extensively since 1962.
The Leningrad Dixieland Jazz Band established their reputation in the west with their debut U.S. tour in 1987, and drew standing ovations in each of the 14 cities they vivted.
At the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee which features bands from around the world, the Leningrad Dixieland Jazz band was called "The Year's Hottest Jubilee Act" by the San Francisco Examiner.
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 Jazz music, Dixieland
Dixieland is an umbrella to indicate musical styles of the earliest New Orleans and Chicago jazz musicians, recorded from 1917 to 1923, as well as its developments and revivals, beginning during the late 1930s.
Aficionados make distinctions between various streams of traditional New Orleans jazz, the earliest Chicago jazz, and the assorted variations that are performed by revivalist bands.
This equal or flat metric feel was later replaced by Chicago groups with a measure that emphasized the second and fourth beats and was referred to as 2/4 time (accents on 2 and 4).
www.smallsjazz.com /dixieland/index.shtml   (552 words)

  
 World Book || Early jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Jazz instrumentalists have long exploited the blues as a vehicle for improvisation.
New Orleans was the musical home of the first notable players and composers of jazz, including cornetists Buddy Bolden and King Oliver, cornetist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong, saxophonist and clarinetist Sidney Bechet, and pianist Jelly Roll Morton.
The 1920's have been called the golden age of jazz or the jazz age.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
During the same year, the group became the first jazz band to make phonograph recordings, and in doing so the musicians achieved a degree of eminence that was out of proportion to their musical skills.
When fl jazz bands began to record regularly it soon became apparent that many of them were more adept at jazz improvising and phrasing than was the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
The most passionate advocate of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's importance to jazz history was LaRocca himself, who never ceased claiming that his band had played a vital role in the "invention" of jazz in New Orleans during the early years of the 20th century.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_original_dixieland_jazz_band.htm   (392 words)

  
 The Budapest Sun Online - Story page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The ancient history of Dixieland jazz is supposed to have started in the post-American Civil War period when freed slaves in New Orleans obtained military band instruments and organized marching bands to play for weddings and funerals.
The music was mostly typical Dixieland songs, finished off with Bill Bailey, in both English and Hungarian, during which I heard the song's verse for the first time.
I felt I was at the pinnacle of Dixieland virtuosity: five older musicians (Benkó himself is 63) who have played together since 1957 (one year after the revolution, a new music for a new age) joined by two youngsters playing drums and bass.
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 Creole Dixieland Jazz Band
The Missouri version of Creole Dixieland Jazz Band was officially formed in the summer of 1999 and played (as a quartet) for some of the Ozark Mountain Ducks baseball games in Ozark, Missouri.
While each member of the band had had many years experience playing Dixieland jazz in other groups, this was the beginning of what would become the premier traditional jazz band in Springfield and one of the busiest bands in the area.
The Creole guys weren't sure how a jazz band would be received at this most famous of all ragtime festivals but the crowd put their concerns to rest.
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 Encyclopedia: Dixieland jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Dixieland developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century, and spread to Chicago and New York by New Orleans bands in the 1910s, and was, for a period, quite popular among the general public.
Only white bands were called Dixieland bands, like the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
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 The Historical Evolution of the Jazz Trombone: Part One
Throughout the history and evolution of jazz, important trombonists influence the musicians who follow with developments in harmony, melody, rhythm, and technique.
This new music, often labeled as Dixieland, was the first example of what is generally classified as "jazz." Dixieland jazz was performed by smaller groups, usually for dancing purposes.
Even though he had founded a new trend in jazz trombone, and had a great influence on many trombonists in the 1920s, the listening public had begun to listen to a new style in jazz known as Swing.
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 Jazz Music Online dixieland jazz music history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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 Original Dixieland Jass Band
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who billed themselves "The Creators of Jazz", have long been been dismissed as the White guys who copied African-American music, and called it their own.
There is a lot of truth to that statement, but on the other hand, The Original Dixieland Jazz Band's recordings still hold their own unique charm, over 80 years after their initial release.
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band had recorded for Columbia in January 1917, but the session was unsuccessful and the band had to come back and re-record the songs, thus the release of the Columbia sides did not come about until after the amazing success of the Victor records.
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 Jazz | All About Jazz
To typify traditional New Orleans jazz, I will go out on a limb and say that this style of jazz is only a step away from the marching brass band music.
In all actuality, it was Dixieland jazz or traditional New Orleans jazz they were forming with the second element that being the blues.
This band had enough sense to re-name themselves The Original Dixieland Jazz Band and other bands added the word "jazz' to their bands names after this term caught on.
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 Dixieland Jazz Band
The core of Tommy Bro's Dixieland Jazz Band consists four musicians whose credentials are exhaustive.
His first job was in the jazz band at Marriott's Great America in Santa Clara, California, then he went on to play with such popular bands as the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, the Monterey Jazz Band, and he's currently playing with the world renown High Sierra Dixieland Jazz Band.
Bill was voted "Jazz Musician Of The Year" in 1996 by the Santa Rosa Jazz Society.
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 Dixieland Jazz Mailing List
The Dixieland Jazz Mailing List (DJML) is an open, unmoderated, Internet mailing list dealing exclusively with the discussion of America's original art form, Dixieland Jazz.
The list is open to everyone, newcomers to the music who want to know more about this historic and exciting musical art form as well as to Dixieland Jazz musicians and aficionados.
The Dixieland Jazz Mailing List was created by Peter Lovric in March 1995.
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 Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society - Tampa Bay, Florida - JAZZ ME NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The mission of the Society is to "encourage the performance, preservation, and perpetuation of Dixieland jazz music and to nurture the enhancement of this music as an American art form."
Each year the Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Classic donates a substantial sum from its proceeds to the Fund.
Paul O'Connor who directs the Suncoast Junior Dixielanders is impressed with the increased knowledge and ability demonstrated by the students who have attended this camp.
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 Lake of the Ozarks Area Press Releases
He is often seen at jazz festivals at home and abroad leading his own all-star group, in addition to being quite active in his hometown of New Orleans playing great Dixieland jazz.
A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to stick exclusively to songs of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s.
Surrounded by six of the most stellar and sought-after jazz performers in the St. Louis area, she has brought her unique style of Dixieland jazz to hundreds of audiences throughout the world.
www.funlake.com /events/jazzfest.html   (1026 words)

  
 Cafe Jazz Society - Dixieland Band
Cafe Jazz Society began as a cooperative quintet in 1986.
At various times all the chairs have been filled by different musicians, although three of the original members remain (Lucas, Ost and Potter).
After his retirement, however, playing jazz clarinet claimed his allegiance once more.
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 The Southern Moo Cows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The hottest Dixieland jazz outside of New Orleans.
This is it – from 3 to 7 players, dressed in the finest Dixieland tradition.
Indoors or outside and suitable for any event where fun is part of the deal.
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 CD Baby: Jazz: Dixieland - music you will love.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Born in 1903 and died in 1931, only 28 years old, Bix is one of the greatest jazz musicians of all times.
Dixieland clarinet with piano, bass and drums in the style of Pete Fountain.
Live dixieland played on the Mississippi riverfront in the style of Beiderbecke at the first Bix bash in 1971.
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 infos - dixieland jazz
At the heart of our organization is the annual 5-day Dixieland Jazz Festival held Thanksgiving weekend.
Dixie at the Beachandquot; The Ocean Shores Dixieland Jazz Society Proudly Presents the 23rd Annual Dixieland Jazz Festival November 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2005 Performing for your listening and dancing pleasure at...
The Spring DixieFest in March is a one-day, two-band festival held in a beautiful hall with a large, hardwood dance floor...
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