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 Jazz Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The focus of the elements of this age, in some contrast with the Roaring Twenties, in historical and cultural studies, are somewhat different, with a greater emphasis on Modernism.
Among the prominent concerns and trends of the period are the public embrace of technological developments (typically seen as progress)—cars, air travel and the telephone—as well as new modernist trends in social behavior, the arts, and culture.
A great theme of the age was individualism and a greater emphasis on the pursuit of pleasure and enjoyment in the wake of the misery, destruction and perceived hypocrisy and waste of WWI and pre-war values.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz_Age   (426 words)

 Jazzitude |Jazz History 2: Traditional Jazz & the Jazz Age
Morton himself is generally considered to be the first jazz composer and arranger, well-known for his many compositions as well as for the meticulous care with which he orchestrated the performances of his Red Hot Peppers.
Of course, jazz was being simultaneously created by a large number of fl musicians in New Orleans but these musicians were not recorded due to the lack of recording facilities in that city.
The 1920s are generally referred to as "The Jazz Age", and the 20s are usually thought of as the first truly modern decade.
www.jazzitude.com /histjazzage.htm   (692 words)

 Jazz Age
Jazz was very different from any music that these young people's parents had ever listened to: loud and syncopated, featuring the sultry sounds of the saxophone.
With its offbeat rhythms and strange melodies, jazz was blamed for everything from drunkenness and deafness to an increase in unwed mothers.
To accommodate dancers of all ages and tastes, both recording artists and performing groups included a wide variety of music in their repertoires.
www.trailend.org /dow-jazzage.htm   (1086 words)

 LitKicks: Jazz
Bebop was an innovative style of jazz which saw its heyday in the '40s, characterized by smaller combos as opposed to big bands and a larger focus on virtuosity.
In this modern jazz, they heard something rebel and nameless that spoke for them, and their lives knew a gospel for the first time.
Jazz music is distinct in its stressing of the second and fourth beats, as in traditional African music, as opposed to the stressing of the first and third beats, as in Western music.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=Jazz   (2455 words)

 Jazzitude | Brief History of Jazz
Brief History of Jazz is Jazzitude's brief summary of various stylistic periods in the music's history and the major musicians associated with each style.
Dividing music like jazz up by style is necessarily imperfect, but it provides a way of getting a handle on the music.
While not purporting to be a comprehensive historic documentation of the development of jazz, it certainly provides hours of entertainment, and can be used as a quick reference and to settle arguments.
www.jazzitude.com /blhistory.htm   (190 words)

 Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jazz is often difficult to define, but improvisation is a key element of the form.
In some modern jazz compositions where the underlying chords of the composition are particularly complex or fast moving, the composer or performer may create a set of "blowing changes," which is a simplified set of chords better suited for comping and solo improvisation.
Village Voice jazz critic Gary Giddins argues that as the creation and dissemination of jazz is becoming increasingly institutionalized and dominated by major entertainment firms, jazz is facing a "...perilous future of respectability and disinterested acceptance".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jazz   (4276 words)

 MIXED PICKLES Vintage Dance Time Line - Jazz Era
The new jazz and jazz dancing were not popular with everyone.
It was the era of "pep" personified by the slim girlish "flapper" with her bobbed hair and short skirts and her male companion, the "sheik" with his ukelele, raccoon coat and bell-bottomed "Oxford bags." Dancing began to actively involve the upper body for the first time as women began shaking their torsos in the Shimmy.
On the heels of the Charleston followed the Black Bottom, which like many jazz era dances was adapted from fl theater dance and the Varsity Drag which was introduced in the Broadway musical "Good News." A new style of Blues Dancing also developed to fit the disreputable atmosphere of the speakeasy.
www.angelfire.com /pa/vintagedance/jazzdance.html   (1766 words)

 DCPL: Programs & Events: Jazz Age in Paris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The exhibition brings to life in words, pictures and music the early jazz movement in Europe, its American roots, and the exuberant cafe and cabaret musical culture of the City of Light between the two world wars.
"The Jazz Age in Paris" offers portraits of artists and performers of the era, such as Josephine Baker and Django Reinhardt, as well as insights into how the American expatriate population in Paris and the European avant-garde helped to shape a glamorous and influential cabaret culture in the 1920s and 1930s.
The University of the District of Columbia Jazz Ensemble.
www.dclibrary.org /calendar/jazz-age/index.html   (383 words)

The 1920's was known as the Jazz age.
Jazz was the starting point for all kinds of urban music today.
A woman carries her horn during the Jazz age.
www.sbac.edu /~morrisjw/1920-29/Jazz/index.htm   (90 words)

 JazzAge Culture: Part I
The Jazz Age: Flapper Culture and Style--good introduction, but this site, due to its narrow bandwidth, is not always available--check back later or try this very slow-loading alternate source (the links may not work on this one).
Here is a helpful Jazz History--click on "Jazz History" and on "Dixieland." History of Jazz Timeline--begin with 1917 (or earlier) and click on different years up to about 1932.
Here is the description of a current Smithsonian exhibit: Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 with links at the bottom of the page to musical renditions of several popular Jazz Age songs--if you have speakers--and to Exhibitions with links to biographies of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
faculty.pittstate.edu /~knichols/jazzage.html   (2317 words)

 Jazz Art, Paintings, and Prints by artist R.J. Hohimer
Life in the jazz age is clubs and nightlife beckoning to musicians to produce jazz art through music.
Rather, he captures the total environment of jazz: The music, the lights, the audience, the smoke, and the jazz music.
Open edition jazz poster, jazz prints, signed but not numbered, are also available of all website images.
www.jazzpainter.com   (284 words)

 Got Jazz - Age Appropriate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Jazz dance is wholly an American art form.
In jazz dance, men were encouraged to choreograph and be directors.
Simonson Jazz Technique, created by Lynn Simonson, is the official jazz technique of DanceSpace (in Manhattan) and is taught in 16 countries throughout the world.
www.danceart.com /gotjazz/womenjazz.htm   (767 words)

 Miller Nichols Library Jazz Exhibits
THE JAZZ AGE IN PARIS, 1914-1940, a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, was on display for six weeks from July 27 to September 7, 2000 at the Miller Nichols Library of the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
The Jazz Age in Paris, 1914-1940 was a traveling exhibit organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the American Library Association.
It was part of America's Jazz Heritage, a Partnership of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the Smithsonian Institution, and has been made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
www.umkc.edu /lib/spec-col/JazzAgeInParis/announce.htm   (761 words)

 Vocal Jazz ensembles CDs recordings - Jazz singing a cappella groups
Jazz emerged in early 20th century America, and was, at its height, the popular music of its time.
Emerging from music halls and minstrelsy on one hand, and the cotton fields and churches of the South on the other, jazz first took the country by storm in the 1920's, which was dubbed The Jazz Age.
Performing groups of that age were some of the first to have the mass commercial appeal the current generation is so accustomed to their stars having.
www.singers.com /jazz/index.html   (1435 words)

 Remembering Bix Beiderbecke: A Memoir of the Jazz Age, Ralph Berton
As Nat Hentoff says in his foreword: "Hearing Bix for the first time was like waking up to the first day of spring." Bix, the unparalleled master of the cornet, has always inspired such acclaim.
He was also a professor of jazz history at Cooper Union, Middlesex County College and Bloomfield College.
Jazz Masters of the 20s by Richard Hadlock, including a chapter on Beiderbecke
www.jazzscript.co.uk /books/beiderbeckeberton.htm   (272 words)

 ::The Jazz Age::
In 1920's America - known as the Jazz Age, the Golden Twenties or the Roaring Twenties - everybody seemed to have money.
Linked to the growth of an alternate generation, was the growth in jazz.
Along with jazz went the ‘crazies’ when people would do crazy things for fun such as sitting on top of a flag pole for as long as possible; marathon dances that went on until everybody had dropped and wing flying when you stood strapped onto the wing of a flying plane until it landed.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /1920's_America.htm   (776 words)

 The Jazz Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The flapper, whose antics were immortalized in the cartoons of John Held Jr., was the heroine of the Jazz Age.
In her own way, the silent film star Louise Brooks was very much part of the Jazz Age.
Her rise as a personality and as a film star was in keeping with the central phenomenom of the flapper era - the worship of youth.
shs.westport.k12.ct.us /radler/jazz_age.htm   (1341 words)

 The 1920's: A Jazz Age Webquest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The 1920's in America was a period of opulence and excess that led to the inevitable consequences of the 1930's and the Great Depression.
Our romantic image of the Jazz Age (Roaring Twenties) is hightened by the images of flappers, pin striped suits, Model T's, the Charleston, Prohibition, and Speak Easies.
As reporters for a Jazz Age newspaper, you and your classmates will be able to assume the identities of 20's correspondants.
pvs.k12.nm.us /~Computer/jazzage.htm   (558 words)

 The Jazz Age: Charleston & Beyond, The Literature of the Jazz Age
The Jazz Age: Charleston and Beyond, The Literature of the Jazz Age
In "Echoes of the Jazz Age" (1931), F. Scott Fitzgerald observed of the Twenties that "It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire." The truth of his observation is easily seen in the literature of the period.
The exuberance and rebellious spirit of the decade are also embodied in the stylistic experimentation and iconoclastic subject matter of modernist poets such as E. Cummings and playwrights such as Eugene O'Neill, two of many artists who flourished in the bohemian world of Greenwich Village, one of the lively intellectual centers of the Jazz Age.
www.cofc.edu /JazzAge/carlsonarticle.html   (609 words)

 1920s Jazz Age
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www.allaboutjazz.com /music_directory/1920s_jazz_age.php   (351 words)

 Jazz Age
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Tales of the Jazz Age 1922 Dust Jacket Illustration by John Held, Jr.
www.allaboutjazz.com /music_directory/jazz_age.php   (392 words)

 Jerry Jazz Musician Jazz Age Concert Posters
Mary Jo Marcellus Wyse is the winner of the Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction contest.
Jerry Jazz Musician and Excellent Experiences present "The Art of Jazz," a collection of paintings, photographs and sculpture celebrating the soundtrack of the American Century, and featuring the work of William Gottlieb, Nancy Ostrovsky, Bill Tripp, John Leon, Clifford Bailey, Jazzamoart, and others.
Jerry Jazz Musician and Candlewick Press present "Jazz ABZ," a gallery of impressions and text from the colorful book of the same name that features the poetry of Wynton Marsalis, the art of Paul Rogers, and the jazz history of Phil Schaap
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /shop/shopmain.cfm?CatalogName=jazzageconcert   (700 words)

 JazzAge Culture: Part III
Jazz Poetry: 1920s-30s--scoll down this page to several jazz poems by Brown.
Echoes of the Jazz Age--Fitzgerald's retrospective assessment of the Jazz Age (hard to read, but worthwhile).
Here is a longer and more detailed discussion: The Age of Anxiety: Europe in the 1920s--for advanced students.
faculty.pittstate.edu /~knichols/jazzage3.html   (2994 words)

 Lesson Plan 1
an introduction to the history of jazz and its contribution to and reflection of American culture in the 20th century
a survey of the evolution of jazz styles from its inception to the present, contributions of important performers and composers, and musical techniques involved in the creation and performance of jazz
Jazz’s Roots, New Orleans, Ragtime, and Dixieland (1900-1930)
www.jazzinamerica.org /lp.asp?LPOrder=1&PageID=130   (147 words)

 GCOR 112: The Jazz Age/Fall 01
The Jazz Age: an era of modernism, sexual liberalism, the Charleston, racial identity, silent film, and of course, jazz music.
We will embark on a journey through Jazz Age America; we will visit and explore important sites of cultural production.
We will explore the key aspects of the decade: modernism, style, sexuality, constructions of racial identity, the emergence of mass consumer culture, and the shift in values from a Victorian work ethic to a hedonistic consumption ethic.
classes.berklee.edu /llanday/fall01/jazzage   (250 words)

 Jazz Age 1920s
This website is dedicated to the Jazz Age music of the 1920s and to the artists who performed the music.
These Jazz Age pages feature accurately researched bios of some of the lesser known personalities of the era.
Mp3s are sprinkled throughout to give a flavor of the recordings of the performer and to perpetuate these wonderful tunes that have stood the test of time.
www.jazzage1920s.com   (87 words)

 The 1920's Experience (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-2.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz.
The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington.
It was the age of prohibition, it was the age of prosperity, and it was the age of downfall.
www.angelfire.com.cob-web.org:8888 /co/pscst   (164 words)

 The Golden Age Of Jazz Part 1
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for The Golden Age Of Jazz Part 1 to receive a rating.
Jazz is a catchall term for a number of different styles, and this compilation attempts to gather them all on one release.
Much of the material here has been dug up from the vaults of major Hollywood studios, and represents some of the best work that various artists performed for major motion pictures.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/golden_age_of_jazz_part_1   (421 words)

 Amazon.com: The Golden Age of Jazz: Books: William P. Gottlieb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
As a young reporter covering jazz during the 1930s and 1940s, he discovered that the Washington Post couldn't be bothered to dispatch a staff photographer.
Gottlieb took to lugging along his Speed Graphic and a generous supply of flashbulbs, and as he interviewed his subjects he took pictures of them as well--brilliant pictures, in fact.
Yet his group portraits are even richer, suggesting miniature narratives and then leaving it to the viewer to provide the ending.
www.amazon.com /Golden-Age-Jazz-William-Gottlieb/dp/0876543557   (817 words)

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