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The Jazz Age

Why was the 1920s called the Jazz Age, and how did the jazz spirit affect the arts?
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Emily Thomas

on 7 May 2011

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Why was the 1920s called the Jazz Age, and how did the jazz spirit affect the arts?
The Jazz spirit ran through all the arts of the 1920s. Jazz is a result of the Harlem Renaissance. The jazz age simply relates to jazz music. Jazz was introduced to us by the African Americans. Along with jazz went the "crazies". The crazies are when people would do crazy things such as sitting on top of a flag pole for as long as possible. Types of jazz:
ragtime
swing
Chicago style
free jazz
bebop
smooth jazz Louis Daniel Armstrong(1901-1971) was one of the most famous jazz musicians of all time. He studied and played with a famed cornet player named Joseph Oliver (King Oliver). Afterwards, he became a member of the Fletcher Henderson's group. Flappers flappers are young woman, especially one in the 1920s who showed disdain for conventional dress and behavior. When flappers danced to jazz music on the radio or to a live jazz band, most likely they did the Charleston. The Jazz spirit did affect the style of dance. The type of dance that people used to do would be a form of ballet, but in the 1920s people would offten do a more modern type of dance. Why was the 1920s called the Jazz Age, and how did the jazz spirit affect the arts?
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