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Jazz Musicians in the 1920's
Transcript of Jazz Musicians in the 1920's
Joe "King" Oliver.
He influenced the direction of jazz music and improvisation by accepting
a position with Fletcher Henderson, the
leader of one of the most prestigious dance halls in New York City.
After the 1920's, Louis fronted for
the big bands in the 1930's and
Louis Armstrong was the first
"super star" of jazz music. Jelly Roll Morton Jelly Roll was the first great composer of jazz music. He was also one of the first jazz musician to travel around the country to spread the "New Orleans Sound." In 1925, Morton settled in Chicago and recorded his compositions. He had the soloist style of Armstrong. But after a move to New York in 1928, he tried to alter his style but failed. Jazz Music in the 1920's By: Darlene Valdez
Anjeanette Rivera Born in 1885 Was known as King Oliver for being one of the best cornet players of all times. He mentored the Great Louis Armstrong. His band was also the 1st black band to ever record a record in History. One of the greatest pianist of all time. An originator of big-band jazz, Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career. Chicago Native Nicknamed the King of Swing for being known as help start the swing era of the 1930's He was the first white bandleader to adopt and popularize an uncompromising jazz style. He was also among the first to feature black jazz players, a time when mixing the two races was not so popular at the time.