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Alexis Wohlstetter Jazz Project

Jazz in the 1920s

Alexis Wohlstetter

on 25 May 2011

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Transcript of Alexis Wohlstetter Jazz Project

Jazz in the 1920's Integrated Bands In the 20s there were integrated bands as well as segregated bands
Though the bands may have been integrated the audience remained segregated
The Cotton Club Orchestra is an example of a famous integrated jazz band Work Cited http://decades.sirs.com/decadesweb/decades/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000208079
United States History Reconstruction to the Present Writen by Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, Peter B. Levy, Alan Taylor, and Randy Roberts pages 355-356
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/armstrong/index.htm Women in Jazz African-American women sung songs that would now be considered "classic blues"
They would often recored albums with male instrumentalists
There were a few female instumentalists who formed all-girl bands
Bessie Smith was said to be the most popular female jazz and blues singer in the 1920s and 30s
Her nickname was "the Empress of Blues" Origin of Jazz Eh? Jazz is an African American contribution to the world of music
This form of music emerged from the Midwest and the South, the city of New Orleans in particular
Jazz goes all the way back to African rhythms sung by black slaves MAZEL TOV!!! Cotton Club Orchestra Men in Jazz Many of the famous jazz players at this time were African-American men
Louis Armstrong was the unofficial ambassador of jazz
Armstrong and many other jazz players influenced the prohibition era by playing at speakeasies in the cities Louis Armstrong
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